Parliament Committee Chairpersons to Face Sanctions Over Delayed Reports

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While chairing the first session Jacob Oulanya, the deputy speaker of parliament warned that there will be sanctions for all committee chairpersons who fail to submit their reports in time.

Parliament has resumed business with a stern warning to committee chairpersons who delay to submit their reports to the floor of the house in time. A committee chairperson is given 45 days within which to submit a report on a particular assignment. However, there are chairpersons who have not submitted reports since 2011.

 While chairing the first session Jacob Oulanya, the deputy speaker of parliament warned that there will be sanctions for all committee chairpersons who fail to submit their reports in time. He also disclosed that all pending reports will appear on the order paper on Wednesday.

This was a decision passed by the Parliamentary commission to ensure timely submission of reports.

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There are nine standing committees, sessional committees and select committees.  Membership of standing committees is for the entire life of Parliament while Sessional Committees are constituted at the beginning of every session of Parliament, and their functions are similar to those of Standing Committees.