Speaker, TIPNG, EU sign agreement for new website

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The National, Tuesday 16th April 2013

 THE National Parliament will soon have a website which provides database on the roles and functions of members of parliament.

It follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Speaker Theo Zurenuoc and Transparency International (TIPNG) to implement the “open parliament project” yesterday.

Zurenuoc welcomed the project as one of the initiatives to support his plan to ensure parliament is truly representative, transparent, accessible, accountable and effective in its role. 

“I appeal for more partnership from genuine individuals and corporate organisations who believe in my vision to drive it,” he said. 

“The project activities will provide factual research information, MPs’ performance against set of indicators and information on parliamentary business,” TIPNG chairman Lawrence Stephens said. 

“This will be done by setting up a database through a website, setting up mobile phone access mechanism, and production of annual reports of parliament and media activities.” 

The European Union will initially fund the project for two years.