Committees of Parliament

Standing Committees

Standing committees last two and half years. They are set up at the start of a new term of Parliament and again after two and half years. They comprise about 30 members selected by party whips. The Composition of Standing Committees is as follows: 

The Business Committee

The Appointments Committee

The Budget Committee

 The Committee on Government Assurance and Implementation

The Committee on Equal Opportunities

The Committee on Public Accounts (Central Government)

The Committee on Public Accounts (Local Government)

The Committee on Public Accounts (Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises)

The Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline

The Committee on National Economy

The Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters  

The Committee on Human Rights

 

Sectoral Committees

These are departmentally related committees, whose composition is determined at the start of each new session. Sectoral Committees last one session, and comprise about 30 members designated by Whips and approved by the House. Independent MPs can apply through the Clerk to Parliament to serve on committees of their choice.

Composition of Sectoral Committees