- Engagement with Parliament will take place even before Bills are presented for tabling
- Mudavadi asked the House to review its communication processes and inform his office on all matters concerning MDAs.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has moved to address the slow rate of implementation of House resolutions by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
His office is planning to introduce a Resolutions Tracker to ensure House resolutions are implemented to completion.
“Parliament will be required to copy the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary when writing to MDAs about its resolutions,” Mudavadi said.
The last House (12th Parliament), sent 247 items for action by MDAs.
Mudavadi noted that resolutions the last Parliament marked as “not done” are a monstrous 135 (54.7 per cent) out of which 65 per cent of the 135 items were first tabled in Parliament more than three years ago.
He added that ongoing items are 34 (13.8 per cent) with those done being only 78 (31.5 per cent).
“A completion rate of 31.5 per cent for resolutions spanning more than 5 years since tabling is a very low implementation rate indeed,” he said.
To address the challenge, Mudavadi said his office will follow up on and fast-track the implementation of identified House resolutions in liaison with the Ministry of Interior and National Administration.
Addressing MPs during a post-election seminar in Mombasa on Monday, Mudavadi said consultations will be carried out on the legislation of national importance and those in need of prioritisation and fast-tracking by Parliament.
“Engagement with Parliament will take place even before Bills are presented for tabling,” he said.
He added that the Principal Secretaries’ Committee, which he chairs will provide a platform to resolve multi-stakeholder and complex issues.
“This same platform will also address long-standing House resolutions,” the Prime Cabinet Secretary added.
To make the Executive-Parliament liaison process more productive, Mudavadi asked the House to review its communication processes and inform his office on all matters concerning MDAs.
He said Parliament should also constantly update his office on its committees and House calendars with the aim of scheduling reporting and presentation dates by MDAs on issues of concern.