May 2, 2008, 6:46 AM
four-day induction training for members of the National Assembly as well as
administrative staff of the Assembly for the 2017 legislative year is underway
at a local hotel in Kololi.
The four-day training is aimed at building the capacity of parliamentarians in the execution of their legislative functions.
Delivering her official opening statement at the training, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Mariam Jack-Denton, stated that with the growing influence of globalisation, parliamentarians worldwide have been challenged in the discharge of their duties.
She said their roles are many and at times are also misconstrued by both the citizenry and by honourable members themselves, hence leading to the lack of confidence in parliamentarians.
‘The legislature as an institution is dynamic, often resulting in high turnover of members of parliament after every parliamentary election’ she stated.
For his part, Dodou Kebbeh, clerk of the National Assembly, thanked all those who are attending the training, adding that the training was very important both for the National Assembly members as well as its staff in executing their duties effectively.
He was of the view that the training would add a lot of value to among other things teamwork, adding that it is a human resource investment by providing Hon members with the requisite training to enable them to prepare the 2017 legislative year.