The New Members of the 10th Parliament on Monday 20th June 2016 started their internal induction of Parliament.
The Clerk to Parliament, Mrs. Jane L. Kibirige, said the training which is expected to run until Friday 24th June this week is aimed at giving them a general overview of Parliament so that the MPs are well acquainted with how the institution operates.
“All the Directors of the Departments are expected to make presentations about the roles of their respective departments so that you have a proper grasp of what happens here,” Mrs. Kibirige said.
The Deputy Clerk, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Okello Obabaru who presented a paper on administration and governance of Parliament urged the Members of Parliament to embrace the tradition of accountability.
“When you travel, you should account. Provide a report which should form part of that accountability,” Obabaru said.
He said Members are always assigned a clerk or a research officer who can help in compiling the report. He added that MPs should also always submit their boarding passes whenever they travel out of the country.
“Failure to provide all the necessary documentation for accountability will result into money being deducted from your emoluments,” Obabaru said.
The Assistant Director Administration in the Commission Secretariat, Mr. Benson Masereka added that the Parliament Commission caters for the welfare of the MPs and urged them to always reach out to it in case of any needs.
“If you have any inquiries concerning your emoluments and welfare in general, you can reach out to the Commissioners because they are your point of contact with the responsible officers,” Masereka said.