KAMPALA, UGANDA: Parliament has effective today, September 2nd started relocating some of its staff to Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia’s Kingdom Kampala building, the Daily Express has learnt.
Kingdom Kampala building is located along Nile Avenue and is about 400 meters from the Parliamentary building.
According to a communique from the Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige, the move to shift offices to Kingdom Mall is to secure offices for the leadership of Committees, Members of Parliament with Disabilities, Elderly Members of Parliament and also add on the number of Committee rooms.
Parliament will rent space at Kingdom Kampala building for over UGX 19.2 billion to accommodate some staff and for two years as they wait for the completion of the new chambers. This means, Parliament is expected is expected to spend upto UGX800m in rent per month.
Throughout recent years, Parliament has been wrestling with office space to oblige the rising number of Members of Parliament and staff. Accordingly, the Parliamentary Commission chose to lease office space at the Kingdom Kampala building for its MPs for a period of two years.
Among the staff who are relied upon to move are the individuals who have been consuming previous board of trustees rooms. These include staff from the Department of Litigation and Compliance, General Counsel to Parliament and Communication and Public Affairs.
Other staff who are relied upon to move this Thursday incorporate; staff from Department of Clerks, Budget Office, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Research Services, Legislative and Procedural Services and Administrative and Transport Logistics. This excludes Directors and Assistant Directors of the particular divisions.
The Clerk to Parliament has additionally coordinated that the Protocol Officers who have been involving Office 114 on first floor South Wing be designated one more office inside the principle working to make that space accessible for Board Room gatherings. This fleeting plan is supposed to go on until the finishing of the development of the Shs200 billion Parliament chambers.
The UGX 206 billion chambers being constructed by ROKO is expected to host 600 members of parliament. The building was meant to be completed early this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic affected the construction works.