The State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action’s Principal Secretary Veronica Nduva has highlighted the pivotal role of the Government Legislative Agenda in bridging the gap between the Executive and legislature when it comes to policy and legislation making.
PS Nduva expressed her gratitude for the government’s initiative in establishing the Government Legislative Agenda, recognizing its potential to streamline the legislative process and ensure more efficient policymaking.
She emphasised that this initiative would address longstanding challenges related to delayed legislation, now expedited through the newly formed State Department for Parliamentary Affairs.
She said by focusing on legislation and policy matters, the department aims to fast track the enactment of crucial laws that were previously held up.
Furthermore, PS Nduva underscored the overarching impact of the government Legislative Agenda on gender-related issues. She asserted that the inclusion of gender considerations within the pillars of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) was a significant step towards ensuring gender equity across all sectors.
On her part, State Department for Parliamentary Affairs PS Aurelia Rono highlighted the importance of the round table validation panels in enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the legislative process.
She noted that these forums would contribute to cost savings by expediting legislation through collaborative discussions and alignments.
Highlighting her department’s proactive approach, PS Rono announced the development of a tracking system that would closely monitor the progress of legislation in parliament.
This step she said, is expected to further accelerate the legislative process and ensure that bills move through the parliamentary stages seamlessly.