Parliamentary Commission

Article 87A of the Constitution establishes the Parliamentary Commission. Section 2 (2) of the Administration of Parliament Act provides for the composition of the Commission to include: Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Government Business, Leader of the Opposition, the Minister responsible for Finance and four Commissioners (Backbench Members of Parliament). The Clerk to Parliament is Secretary to the Commission.

The Commissioners of the 10th Parliament include:

  1. The Speaker - Rt Hon. Rebecca A. Kadaga
  2. The Deputy Speaker - Rt Hon. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah
  3. The Leader of Government Business - Rt Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda
  4. The Leader of the Opposition - Hon. Ocan Betty Aol
  5. The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - Hon. Matia Kasaija
  6. Four Backbench Members:
  1. Hon. Peter Ogwang
  2. Hon. Cecilia Ogwal
  3. Hon. Arinaitwe Rwakajara
  4. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja

 

Functions of the Parliamentary Commission

1. To appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding public office in Parliament;

2. To review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and qualifications of persons holding office in Parliament;

3. To provide a Parliamentary reporting service;

4. To provide such other staff and facilities as are required to ensure efficient functioning of the Parliament;

5. To cause to be prepared in each financial year, estimates of revenue and expenditure for the next financial year; and

6. To make recommendations to Parliament, or with the approval of Parliament, determine the allowances payable and privileges available to the Speaker and Members of Parliament.