African MPs urged to follow up implementation of gov’t projects

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged parliamentarians to ensure proper implementation of government projects instead of waiting for postmortem reports from accountability committees.

Kadaga was addressing the 3rd Annual General Meeting of African Parliamentarians on Development Evaluation in Khartoum, Sudan.

She said accountability committees do not take off time to follow-up on the implementation of government projects but quickly get involved when government projects are already messed up.

The Speaker also called upon African Parliaments to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are maintained, mainstreamed and implemented for the benefit of all sectors of the communities.

Kadaga tasked MPs from the 20 African countries attending the conference to always ensure that governments are doing what they say since at times they do the contrary.

The Network of African Parliamentarians on Development meeting is chaired by the Speaker of the Sudan Parliament, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer.