Parliament takes job interviews to Makerere’s ‘big venue’

Parliament Building

KAMPALA. Aptitude tests for the thousands of persons shortlisted for parliamentary jobs will be done next week.

But like the famous African proverb “a man who swallows a whole coconut seed places a great trust in his anus” goes Parliament appears to have been wondering how to deal with the post-swallow after realising the short-listed applicants are too many for the institution to host.

Now the Parliamentary Commission will administer the tests on July 13 and 14 at Makerere University which has sufficient space.

Though close to 10,000 people applied for the jobs, the Parliamentary Commission shortlisted 4,200 who met the qualifications, which vary with the positions. The minimum for all was a university degree.

Among the positions being competed for are research and publication officer, clerk, engineering officer, assistant editor of the Hansard, procurement officers, information officer and protocol officer.

Where some of those who applied are unemployed, others are underemployed. Comparatively better pay and travel overseas await those 27 who will be selected.



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