Parliament poorly resourced

Dismissive: Boko
Dismissive: Boko

The Leader of Opposition (LoO) Duma Boko has blasted Government for institutionalised incapacity of Parliament to play an oversight role.

Boko, together with other legislators who on Tuesday attended a workshop on strengthening the role of Parliament in the promotion and protection of social and economic and cultural rights, bemoaned the limited capacity of Parliament in the form of constrained resources, thereby hindering its effective oversight function.

Moreover, he said ensuring and upholding human rights was the primary responsibility of any Government.  He added that they (rights) cannot be delivered in the form of gifts and freebies from Government.  “Human rights are not political artifects or favours to the people. It’s Government’s responsibility to ensure that health, education and other rights are met.  If a Government fails to do this, it has lost the basic reason for existence as a Government,” he said, adding that the above is the case with the current regime, characterised by vast inequalities, which he said would soon evoke civil disobedience as in the case of neighbouring South Africa.

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