Give value to Parliament proceedings: Luveni

Update: 7:37PM SPEAKER of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni has called on Members of Parliament to give value to Parliament proceedings and represent the will of the people.

She made the comments after being officially voted in as Speaker this morning.

This is a peoples summit because it is you honorable members who represent their views for the betterment of our country, she told parliamentarians.

She said the responsibility demanded nothing less than their vigilance to quality debates that would transcend into an effective representative and legislative institution.

Dr Luveni said she was thankful for the confidence shown in her by the Members of Parliament.

Again I am indeed humbled and honoured to be appointed as your speaker.

I look forward to working with the secretary general and her staff to ensure that the best service is provided to you as honorable members to ensure that the institution is relevant to our nation and the needs of our people.