MPs should boycott useless Parliamentary Committees

Other than normal sessions of the National Assembly and the General Assembly, Parliament functions through Committees which are classified into four categories namely;

Standing Committees which are created for the life of a Parliament, Sessional Select Committees which stand dissolved at the end of each and every Parliamentary  session, Special Select Committees which are constituted when the need arises to deal with a matter deemed to be requiring special  attention by the National Assembly and Portfolio Committees which are created for the life of a Parliament with a special sectoral mandate.

There are currently eleven Standing  Committees; Committee of Selection,  Business Advisory Committee, Committee of the National Assembly Staff, Committee on Members' Rights, Interest and Privileges, Standing Orders and Reforms Committee,  Parliamentary Caucus on Women,  Public Accounts Committee, Finance and Estimates Committee,  Committee of Chairpersons of Parliamentary Committees, Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises and Committee on Subsidiary Legislation.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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