PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONERS SHOULD BE ELECTED BY PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONERS SHOULD BE ELECTED BY PARLIAMENT

By Alice Lubwama

A section of MPs   demand that the rules of procedure of parliament be amended to have the parliamentary commissioners elected by parliament rather than being appointed by the political parties.

Some of the  lawmakers who are currently undergoing induction on the operation of Parliament  Florence Namayanja  Bukoto East and  Ndorwa East member of parliament  Wilfred Niwagaba say that although they appreciate  the role of political parties in parliament, the  designation of commissioners  by political parties  will  hamper the  vibrancy of parliament.

The rule was changed during the 9th parliament under the influence of the NRM caucus giving political parties powers to choose the commissioners.

Four MPS are designated   to seat on the Parliamentary commission with other senior members of staff plus the speaker and the deputy to run the operations of parliament.

Out of these four members one comes from the opposition and the three from the ruling party.

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