Mr. Joseph Lokodo Kolombos displays the endorsed document to the press in Torit [©Gurtong/ Peter Lokale
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 22nd April 2012 [Gurtong]
He revealed that during the August House’ sitting number 20 of session 2, they unanimously passed the new conduct of Business Regulation 2011 upgraded to 2012, presided over by the house Speaker Mr. Emmanuel Ambrose Ocholimoi.
Speaking to Gurtong Mr. Lokodo who was the acting as Speaker of the Assembly described the document as an essential tool to the parliamentarians as it provides and clearly stipulates their responsibilities, benefits and privileges including the election of assembly’s leadership apart from regulating MPs’ behaviours.
Lokodo clarified that the document had been shaped accordingly by the lawmakers in conformity with the state and national transitional constitutions.
The committee’s chairperson briefly summarized the definition of the document as a key description of required behaviours, responsibilities, ethics and actions of each members of parliament. He added that the document also explains how many number of sittings and adjournments, procedures of parliament business and types of agendas “motions” the legislators could always table before the House for deliberations.
He clarified that the endorsed document shall serve as a guiding principle to every state lawmaker of EES, regulating their conducts including dress code among other requirements.
He revealed that the parliament derived some essential parts of the Conduct of Business from parliaments of Kenya, Uganda and South African.