HENRY WAISWA NAMED ACTING CLERK TO PARLIAMENT AS JANE KIBIRIGE EXITS OFFICE
Deputy Clerk to Parliament in charge of Corporate Affairs, Henry Waiswa, has been assigned roles of Clerk to Parliament in acting capacity pending the formalization of Adolf Mwesige’s appointment, Deputy Speaker Anita Among has told MPs.
On July 15, President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni retired long serving Clerk to Parliament Kibirige in public interest, replacing her with Mwesige, a former MP and ex-minister in charge of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
With Kibirige preparing to officially hand over to Mwesige and the House Appointments Committee that vets presidential appointees yet to approve the former minister for the new job, Waiswa will execute the roles of Clerk to Parliament.
At the same rank like a permanent secretary in a ministry, the Clerk to Parliament is the head of Parliamentary Service and is responsible to the Speaker for the general working and efficient conduct of the business of the Service.
In his new role, Mwesige will be the Secretary to the Parliamentary Commission, arranging business for the Commission and managing the record and minutes of the meetings of the Commission. Kibirige’s successor will also be the clerk to every Committee but may delegate his or her duties to a Deputy Clerk or Clerk Assistant. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).