On the 29th May 2019 the Institute of Parliamentary studies bill 2019 was tabled in Parliament, debated and a resolution was passed for the bill to be renamed the Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga Institute of Parliamentary Studies bill.
The bill establishes the Institute as a semi-autonomous body with the objective of conducting courses for the exposition and enhancement of the knowledge, skills, and experience of members and staff of the Parliamentary Commission and other legislatures, including local government councils.
Speaking at the launch, Kadaga noted that the Institute is not only useful to parliamentarians but it also operates as a one-stop center facility to train civil servants from the Local Government too.
She added that the institute is to assist mainly the parliamentarians and staff as it will help members to be more efficient by doing continuous training and induction.
“In the past, we have been doing induction for one month, that is before and after swearing and we stop there for five months.”
A new Board was instituted and tasked to ensure that there is provision of quality services to the 11th Parliament and local governments which will comprise new leaders with various backgrounds.
The representatives on the new board include Hon. Cecilia Ogwal (Chairperson), Hon. Alex Byarugaba, Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju and Hon. Lyandro Komaketch (MPs), The Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige and the Director of RAKIPS (Parliament staff). Dr. Stella Kyohairwe (Academia) and Ms. Justinian Niwagaba from the Ministry of Local Government.
The resource centre is intended for training and capacity development of Members and Staff of Parliament of Uganda, Local Councils and other Legislatures within the region mainly focusing on legislation and debate on the floor of the Parliament.