According to Kawesa, by hiring Kingdom Kampala, space will now be adequate for MPs as they await the completion of the Parliamentary chambers. “We will have adequate space for all MPs, they have been sharing offices, and it is expected that each MP can now have their own space.” She said.
Kawesa says that renting the apartment was the last option and Kingdom Kampala emerged as the best-evaluated bidder in a competitive process. The MPs are supposed to move in mid-next month when the offices are fully furnished for occupation. The procurement of furniture is currently ongoing.
In its budget for the financial year 2021/2022, Parliament approved Shillings 13 billion for rent of office space at the Kingdom Kampala building. This means that Shillings 9 billion will be used for the forthcoming financial year, while the remaining four billion can be used to pay rent for other premises or it could be used for the next rent of 2022/2023 financial year.
Kingdom Kampala building is located along Nile Avenue and is about 400 meters from the Parliamentary building.