I am writing to commend the move by our lawmakers in organizing the first Parliament Open Day, during which members of the public visited and interacted with them.
The idea is very important because it’s one of the ways through which members of parliament, who make our laws can account to the electorate. I am appealing to our MPs to have these interactions more often and since problems faced by people especially those living in the villages occur on a daily basis.
By doing this, it’s a sign of commitment that our MPs want to enact the country’s laws from a point of knowledge.
Some cruel cases like defilement of our young sisters deep in the village go unreported. In some instances, the culprits continue to live side by side with their victims. What I have noticed is that most of the parents do not know the rights of their children, so they decide to bury it under the carpet.
By continuously engaging with the public, Members of Parliament will surely get to know such gruesome cases and force the culprits to face the law. But leaders in the districts should also take initiative to keep in touch with members of parliament.