The Conference of Chairpersons in the Chamber of Deputies held a three-day retreat in Nyagatare District, from 02 to 04 October 2019 in order to ponder types of reform to bring in the functioning of the House as far as oversight and lawmaking activities are concerned.
Apart from Chairpersons of Standing Committees and Disciplinary Committee, the retreat was attended by Heads of Parliamentary Forums and Networks as well as Heads of services in the Chamber of Deputies.
Some of recommendations taken after deliberations feature revamping operational framework of parliamentary standing committees; monitoring implementation, at the committee level, of recommendations referred to the government by the Plenary Assembly and increasing citizen involvement in the process of lawmaking among other recommendations.
Speaking to the retreat attendees, Rt. Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille commended their presence and their contributing ideas deemed to improve parliamentary work.
“If we effectively implement the reforms we have brought forth in this retreat, we will definitely operate positive impact on the people we represent in the Parliament. The recommendations we have made encompass best strategies for hitting our goals and indeed, they reflect our commitment to improving the quality of our contribution to national socioeconomic development”, she declared to the participants.
She further thanked the parliamentary staff for a reliable and skilled work they render for the attainment of elective mandate vested in MPs.
She concluded by urging participants to keep up team work while implementing national agendas aimed to improve social welfare of Rwandan people and shaping human capital capable of operating economic transformation for themselves and for the entire society.