Deputy Speaker of Parliament, RT hon Jacob Oulanyah, has told members of parliament in the 10th parliament to reflect on their service to the country in their capacity as representatives of the people.
Oulanyah cautioned the legislators as he adjourned Parliament for a 1 month recess to allow the members of parliament to celebrate the Independence Day in their constituency.
“As we celebrate our 56th Independence, we need to ask ourselves certain questions. Unlike human beings, the life of a country at this age is just beginning; the system should function better, faster and deliver on its purposes and so should its institutions like Parliament,” the deputy speaker said.
He added, “How have we ensured that we put food on people’s tables; to create a system that enables children to work with the support of laws, policies and budget whether disabled or not?”
He told the members of parliament to ponder over the systems they are building to support female children, “to start the journey into adulthood and eventually growing into young mothers”.
“what have we done to make sure that we resolve our ways of dealing with crises by coming together to solve them without causing unnecessary pressure on our resources, patience and the people?” he added.
He added that the parliament had a lot of turbulent periods which has escalated instead of being solved.
“May we take this moment to reflect that the things we do here should bring peace, after all we are here to pass laws for the peace and development of our country,” he said.