Parliament has welcomed a new lot of interns as part of its training and mentoring programme.
The 164 interns will be attached to different departments for the next three months.
The interns took the mandatory oath of secrecy at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Clerk, Parliamentary Affairs, Paul Wabwire.
Wabwire told the interns that it was a great opportunity for them to work at Parliament.
“During your stay, you are going to be equipped with practical skills and knowledge of the job market. So, use this opportunity to learn as much as possible,” Mr. Wabwire said.
The Deputy Clerk emphasized the importance of taking oath and asked them to take it seriously and stick to the laid down norms.
“You are going to handle highly sensitive information that should not be divulged to the public. It is important that you respect the oath,” he warned.
The Assistant Director, Human Resource, Charles Kiiza Lwanga urged the interns to respect and adjust to the Parliamentary code of conduct.
“You need to dress, behave and, talk like a staff of Parliament because you will be interacting with many very important people,” Mr. Kiiza Lwanga said.
Mr. Kiiza Lwanga warned the interns against absenteeism from work and requests for extension of their internship.
“Failure to come to work for five consecutive days will result into termination of your internship. We also discourage anyone from applying for an extension,” he added.