Brief History

The Services Department was established in May, 1993. Before this, the day to day maintenance of buildings, machinery and vehicles were being undertaken by the Ministry of Works and Supply. However, National Assembly faced a lot of difficulties in having their problems attended to by the Ministry of Works and Supply as it also catered for all Government Ministries and Departments.

Functions of the Services Department

The Services Department renders engineering services to the Institution through the following:

(a)    maintenance of institution’s buildings, equipment and motor vehicles;
(b)    maintenance of grounds and gardens;
(c)    execution of engineering projects; and
(d)    rendering advise to management on matters of technical nature.

The operations offices for the Services Department are situated at the Main Buildings. However, some officers are permanently attached to the National Assembly Motel.

The Department is headed by the Principal Clerk of Services who is administratively assisted by the Deputy Principal Clerk of Services, Horticulturist, the Head Driver, the Clerk of Works and the Workshop Foreman. The maintenance works are carried out by a team of Artisans, Mechanics and Gardeners.   Specialised maintenance works are contracted out to competent contractors.

The details of the departmental functions are further broken down into sectional activities as follows:

1.    Maintenance Section

The Section is responsible for maintenance and repair of all National Assembly properties, excluding vehicles. It also initiates and executes engineering projects.

2.    Horticulture Section

The Horticulture section is headed by the Horticulturist and carries the responsibility of maintaining the grounds and gardens both at the main buildings and Motel.

3.    Workshop Section

The Workshop Section is headed by the Workshop Foreman and its main function is to maintain and repair the institutions fleet of vehicles. Hon Members of Parliament make their own arrangements for maintenance of their private vehicles at their cost.

4.    Transport Section

The Transport Section is headed by the Head Driver and is responsible for transport management.