Parliament to go paperless in 2019

Parliament to go paperless in 2019
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The speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi announced on Monday that Parliament will go paperless this year, with Members of Parliament (MPs) expected to use their tablets during its proceedings.
Speaking at a media briefing at Parliament, Katjavivi explained that in addition to promoting efficiency, the move also aims to cut costs.
“MPs come to Parliament and sometimes leave their papers in the offices, then the secretary or whoever is in charge of the committee is compelled to go and photocopy additional papers and we have reached a point of where we need to have a culture of basically using technology to cut down on the costs,” Katjavivi said.
As part of the new changes for 2019, Katjavivi further noted that a bus will be availed to MPs this year to transport them to communities in a bid to "take Parliament to the people".
“It is transporting members of a particular committee, not committees, to the destination to carry out their outreach activities,” the speaker added.