Parliament has confirmed it will rent space for the increasing number of Members of Parliament at Shs9.8 billion annually.
The Parliament Commission has signed a contract with Kingdom Kampala to rent 9, 030 square meters for MPs offices within the building. This was confirmed by Chris Obore, the Director of Commission at Parliament.
“The Parliamentary Commission will pay Shs9.8 billion per year for 9,030 square meters within Kampala Kingdom. In addition to office space, there will be parking space for 300 vehicles and the contract will start on July 15 and run for a period of two years” he told journalists at parliament yesterday.
Obore however, added that this was on short time basis as they await completion of the new chambers that is under construction. Obore said
Parliamentary Commission opted for Kampala Kingdom due to its proximity to parliament but above all the conducive environment in which it could accommodate even space and parking needed for the legislators.
He revealed that parliament will continue hiring space at Victoria Chembers, which is a walkable distance along Parliament Avenue.
Parliament of Uganda has a total of 529 of legislators , including 353 directly elected representatives representing constituencies as compared to 2016 house that had 426 representatives and so this called for increased office space.