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National Assembly Clerk Announces Dates For Orientation Of Newly Elected Mps

For the newly elected Members of Parliament who won on August 9 in the general election, the National Assembly has designated August 25 and 26 as orientation days.

The orientation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., according to a statement by Serah Kioko, acting clerk for the National Assembly.

The orientation sessions will, among other things, "include registration of the members, collection of bio-data information, issuance of parliamentary identification cards, briefing on use of the chamber voting system, tour of Parliament Buildings, and briefings by the Office of the Clerk on essential legislative matters," according to Kioko.

The members-elect will also receive a briefing on the services and facilities available to them during the orientation sessions, among other things.

The members-elect will also be assisted in signing up for a variety of services and amenities, such as medical insurance and other relevant services, amenities, and benefits.

All members-elect, including those who have been re-elected, are encouraged to attend the orientation sessions in order to accomplish this "As Kioko said.

Added her: "According to Article 74 of the Constitution and Standing Order 3 of the National Assembly Standing Orders, the Clerk of the National Assembly must administer the Oath or Affirmation of Office to any present members-elect during the first session of the House.

"The National Assembly's Speaker and Deputy Speaker will then be chosen during the same meeting. After H.E. the President announces the date of the House's first sitting, more details on the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be made available."

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