MPs Induction Set To Begin This Week

Members of the National Assembly begin a week-long induction workshop on Monday.

The induction will take place at the Safari Park Hotel and will conclude on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

The exercise involves walking legislators through the operations and procedures of the House and equipping them with tools to effectively execute their mandate.

A facilitator from the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services will walk the lawmakers through the House Rules and Procedures on Tuesday.

Security issues are also among the topics that members will be exposed to as they begin to carry out their responsibilities.

Before the workshop concludes on Saturday, the MPs will be familiarized with the House’s rules and procedures, the Budget Process and Public Finance, and the Formulation of Laws on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

In his acceptance speech, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula stated that the retreat provides an excellent opportunity for MPs to thoroughly familiarize themselves with their mandate, parliamentary processes, and the secrets and tools that will give them a head start in serving the electorate.

The induction, which comes just two weeks after MPs took their oath of office, will target newly elected lawmakers who will be guided through the legislative process, including how to sponsor bills, bring petitions, and issue personal statements.

In most cases, senior parliamentary officers in charge of various matters in the House conduct the induction.

The program’s key speakers include Chief Justice Martha Koome and the Chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, Lynn Mengich.

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