The 9th Parliament is a composition of new and old members but they appear to have a shared vision if one is to go by their sentiments on how Parliament needs to be capacitated to fully discharge its mandate of oversight without interference and with enough resources.

For some incoming Members of Parliament the critical crippling issue that bogged down the 8th Parliament was lack of constitutional support to enable Parliament to enforce its decisions against the government and the executive as well as limited financial support to enable input from the populace during lawmaking outreach.

The incoming MPs believe they are duty bound to set aside partisan interests and put the national interests ahead of all else if the 9th Parliament is to live up to people’s expectations.

The 8th Parliament did not conclude its business with the Consumer Protection Bill of 2018 awaiting gazetting while the Forest Amendment Bill of 2018 is at the Attorney General’s office for proofreading.