Juffa: House filthy and hot

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 07th, 2012

NORTHERN Governor Gary Juffa was disgusted at the stifling conditions in the parliament chambers he experienced during last week’s elections of the speaker and prime minister.
He said the poorly-ventilated chamber without air-conditioning portrayed a poor picture of the people’s house to international dignitaries.
He said parliament was hot, filthy and in terrible condition.
“There must be decent conditions for people to think and perform their mandated duties,” Juffa said.
He is concerned that the productivity and efficiency of parliamentarians and parliamentary staff under such conditions would have a negative effect
on service delivery efforts.
“Such conditions do not stimulate clarity of thought,” he said.
The former commissioner of customs was, however, confident that the new speaker would address the problem before the next parliament session.