First Parliament sitting will be held next Monday
November 23, 2018 12:01 am
The first parliament sitting after this year’s general election will be held next Monday.
Speaker of the House Dr Jiko Luveni confirmed this during the Parliament Induction Pre-Sitting Workshop for members of parliament which is underway in Suva.
Dr Luveni says the one day training is aimed at ensuring MP’s are well informed of their new portfolios and role.
She says the training also focuses on informing MP’s on how things are done in parliament, especially for first time ministers and MP’s.
”It’s very important for them so that when they come into parliament and it is aired live on TV, they are comfortable. They know what the procedures are and look very comfortable and confident to the people who voted them in.”
Dr Luveni says MP’s who were not sworn in yesterday will be sworn in on Monday.
She says more trainings as such will be provided for parliamentarians in the future.