Parliament has secured office rent space worth 9,030 square meters for new MPs offices at Kingdom Kampala mall as the legislators begin their new term in office.
Chris Obore, the Director of Commission at Parliament confirmed this to journalists saying this is part of parliament’s quest for office space to accommodate the big number of MPs in the eleventh parliament the recently commenced its legislative mandate. The rent will cost about Shs9.8bn per year according to the statement.
“The Parliamentary Commission will pay Shs9.8 billion per year for 9,030 square meters within the Kampala Kingdom,” Obore was quoted.
The Commission opted for the Kampala Kingdom due to its proximity to parliament but above all the conducive environment in which it could accommodate even space and parking needed for the legislators.
In addition to office space, there will be parking space for 300 vehicles, and the contract will start on July 15 and run for a period of two years
The 11th Parliament of Uganda has a total of 529 legislators, including 353 directly elected representatives representing constituencies as compared to the 2016 house that had 426 representatives and so this called for increased office space.
About Kingdom Kampala
Kampala Kingdom, part of the Ruparelia Group is a Mall and shopping complex in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The facility is managed by Crane Management Services, a property management company, also owned by the Ruparelia Group.
Kampala Kingdom is part of a business/residential real estate development that includes:
- A 200-room four-star mall tower – The Kampala Kingdom mall.
- Rentable retail and office space, measuring in excess of 22,000 square metres (240,000 sq ft)
- Parking space for over 450 vehicles.
The spacious modern facility is located along Nile Avenue, Yusuf Lule Road and Dewinton Road