Members of Parliament and Protocol Officers have been cautioned to maintain dignity throughout the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
The call was made by speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga ahead of the conference, scheduled to take place between September 22 and 29 September at the Commonwealth Resort Hotel in Munyonyo, Kampala. The conference is expected to attract 1000 delegates comprising of Speakers and parliamentarians across the Commonwealth.
While speaking to legislators and protocol officers of parliament on Wednesday, Kadaga stressed the need for etiquette as the first call for service, respect for the official dress code of Parliament and cautioned them against indulging with the delegates.
She called for professionalism in order to avoid compromising situations between the delegates and their hosts especially male protocol officers who will be helping some female guests at the hotels.
“When you take them to their rooms, stop at the door, you can put in the luggage together with the hotel waiter but don’t loiter in those rooms both women and men. Do your work and leave,” Kadaga said.
The speaker also stressed the need to observe acceptable table manners by the MPs and protocol officers cautioning them not to overload plates as well as mixing dessert and food.