Parliament inducts new MP

Group photo with Hon. Lanelle Tanangada with the Speaker of Parliament and facilitators of the 2 days induction program.

THE National Parliament Office has conducted an induction programme for Lanelle Tanangada, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Gizo Kolombangara who won the Bye-election on May 23, 2018.

The induction for Lanelle is of paramount importance ahead of the meeting on July 18.

The two-day induction programme which started yesterday is designed by the National Parliament for current and newly elected MPs to understand greater public leadership, constitutional frameworks, parliamentary procedure, accountability and parliamentary oversight.

It also aims to raise awareness among participating parliamentarians of key parliamentary departments, services and facilities structures, functions and obligations in relation to leadership and accountability.

Speaker of the National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu congratulated and welcomed Lanelle in his brief remarks to officially open the induction programme.

“It is with great pleasure as Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands in the 10th Parliament to welcome you to this brief induction programme.

”I would also like to congratulate you on being one of the two female MP’s in the current house, which is a first in our nation’s history.”

Speaker Nasiu told the newly elected MP that it is no small feat to represent her people in Parliament; therefore the induction programme will help her understand and perform her role as a Member of Parliament.

“We all have important responsibilities and our nation expects us to act with commitment and integrity in fulfilling these responsibilities,” Mr Nasiu reiterates.

The Speaker then wishes Lanelle that by the end of the programme, she will increase her understanding of the system of parliamentary democracy in Solomon Islands and what she can do to ensure parliament operates effectively in the interest of her own community and the country as a whole.

The informational and participatory sessions and presentations on the core procedures and practical skills such as parliamentary scrutiny and practice are facilitated by Parliament staff (HOD) and local expert and former legal specialist Mr Albert Kabui.

Lanelle’s first session on Day 1 was with Kabui on the Constitution and separation of powers and then briefly wind-up day 1 session with Ms Jean Tema of the Procedure department on Legislature and Roles and functions of Parliament and Parliamentary Law and Practice.

The induction programme concludes today.


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