“Parliament comes from a French word ‘parler’, which means to speak or to talk. So, it’s a house where every part of the country elects their spokespersons to come and represent them, so they’re expected to speak. And of course the head of the Parliament is called ‘speaker’ not ‘sleeper'”Hon. David Pulkol, Executive Director, African Leadership Institute (AFLI)
According to AFLI’s Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Hon. David Pulkol , “It is important for voters to be able to follow, monitor and objectively assess, on the basis of verifiable information, the performance of their own elected MPs and Parliament as an important governance institution in the country”.
Hon. Pulkol further says that, “Since the distance between citizens and leaders in authority is wide, their decisions and actions taken behind closed doors, and their reports (Hansard), coded in a language not easily understood by the ordinary citizens, AFLI in partnership with UMI have come in to bridge the gap to simplify and make this information available for ordinary citizens to understand the performance of their MPs.”