Submission Procedure

For those who wish to make submissions to Committees, either as individuals or on behalf their organisations, they should ensure
(i) they send written submissions accompanied by signed cover notes to Parliament addressed to the Clerk of the National
Assembly. Submissions can also be made through the Parliamentary Constituency Offices located throughout the country;
(ii) the contents of the document are clear and relevant to the topics reflected on the particular Committee’s Programme of Work;
(iii) the document is well prepared and factual. All claims in the submissions should be substantiated to avoid hearsay from
members of the public;
(iv) the submission should reach the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly at least two (2) weeks before the date of the
meeting of the Committee to which the author is submitting as advertised. Late submissions may not be considered. The
Committees are not obliged to consider every submission;
Notwithstanding (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv):
• the Committees are not obliged to consider every submission they receive. The Committees reserve the right to accept or
reject a written submission;
• once a submission has been formally received by a Committee, through the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, it
cannot be withdrawn, altered without the Speaker’s approval; and
• all those making submissions shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities that Members of Parliament enjoy on the floor of
the House.