Clerk to Parliament

The Office of the Clerk to Parliament was established after a comprehensive organisational review of the Parliamentary  Service carried out in 2003.

The Office of the Clerk comprises the Clerk to the House, two Deputy Clerks; one in-charge of Legislature Services and the other in-charge of Administrative Services and the General Counsel to Parliament in-charge of  Legislative, Procedural, Litigation and Compliance Services.

Functions of the Office of the Clerk

  1. To provide a vision and leadership to the Parliamentary Service and for initiating the strategies to acheive that vision.
  2. To provide advice and guidance to the Speaker with respect to the rules, procedures and protocol of Parliament and directs the internal management of the Service.
  3. The Clerk to Parliament is the de-facto Chief Executive Officer of the Parliamentary Service.

Deputy Clerk (Parliamentary Affairs)
Heads and oversees the activities of Parliamentary Affairs Directorate comprising four Departments; The Parliamentary Budget Office, Department of the Clerks, Department of Official Report and Department of Research Services.

Deputy Clerk (Corporate Affairs)
Heads and oversees the activities of Corporate Affairs Directorate comprising eight Departments; Department of Finance, Department of Administration and Transport Logistics, Department of Sergeant-At-Arms, Department of Library Services, Department of Information and Communication Technology, Department of Human Resource, Department of Corporate Planning and Strategy and Department of Communication and Public Affairs.

General Counsel to Parliament
Heads and oversees the activities of the Office of the General Counsel to Parliament comprising two Departments; Department of Legislative and Procedural Services and Department of Litigation and Compliance.

Departments and Political Offices in the Parliamentary Service

  1. The Office of the Speaker
  2. The Office of the Deputy Speaker
  3. The Office of the Leader of Government Business
  4. The Office of the Leader of the Opposition
  5. The Department of Administration and Transport Logistics
  6. The Department of Clerks
  7. The Commission Secretariat
  8. The Department of Communication and Public Affairs
  9. The Department of Corporate Planning and Strategy
  10. The Department of Finance
  11. The Department of Human Resource
  12. The Department of Information and Communication Technology
  13. The Department of Legislative and Procedural Services
  14. The Department of Library Services
  15. The Department of Litigation and Compliance
  16. The Department of Official Report (Hansard)
  17. The Department of Research Services
  18. The Department of Sergeant-At-Arms
  19. The Parliamentary Budget Office
  20. The Institute of Parliamentary Studies

Key Contacts   

Name Designation Telephone
Jane L. Kibirige

Clerk to Parliament

0414377151

Paul G. Wabwire

Deputy Clerk (Parliamentary Affairs)

0414377171

Henry Yoweri Waiswa

Deputy Clerk (Corporate Affairs)

0414377161

Pius Perry Biribonwoha General Counsel to Parliament 0414377281