Parliamentary Commission reshuffles parliament staff

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Helen Nanteza Kawesa

By Angel Patricia and Leonard K Akida,

PARLIAMENT: The Parliamentary commission has reshuffled Parliament directors and senior staff of Parliament.

According to a transfer letter seen by Parrots UG, some staff have been redeployed to other directorates whereas others have been sent to bench waiting for the clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige to  redeploy them.

Helen Nanteza Kawesa, who has been serving as assistant director communications and public affairs, has been moved from the department of communication and Public affairs (CPA) to the Hansard (official record of Parliament) as the deputy editor Hansard. She has been replaced by Grace Obore, who has been the principal editor of the Hansard.

Ranny Ismail, the assistant director CPA in charge of media relations, has redeployed  to the office of leader of government business as assistant director leader of the government business.

“This is to inform you that you have been transferred from your current posting as Assistant director in the department of communications and Public affairs to the department of the office of the leader of government business in the capacity of assistant director,” Read a transfer letter to Ranny Ismail seen by PARROTS UG.

The  assistant director office of the leader of government business, Louis Bakyenga, been transferred to the office of the speaker as Principal Private Secretary to the speaker, replacing Peter Busiku who has been transferred to the office of leader of the opposition as director of the same office.

David Masajange, former principal Policy analyst in the office of the leader of government business, has sent to CPA as assistant director in charge of media relations.

Cosian Opata, who has been director office of the clerk, has been transferred to transport and logistics as director.

Among others Robinson Kaweesa, a former Principal Private Secretary to the deputy speaker is the acting director commission secretariat.

The director of communications at parliament Chris Obore has sais the transfers are sanctioned by the Parliamentary Commission saying that it is within the staff regulations of Parliament.

“Any staff of Parliament can be transferred within the Parliamentary Staff regulations, meaning that you can be transferred within the service of Parliament that is the regulation the commission is using,” he said.

He said the changes are aimed at exposing staff to various points of the institution, understanding and also depending on the alignment of the strength of the staff and also the preferences in order to deliver collectively for Parliament.

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