ANC welcomes Parliament’s new secretary

2014-11-21 12:34

The ANC today welcomed the appointment of Gengezi Mgidlana as the new secretary to Parliament.

Mgidlana’s appointment was approved by the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces last night.

“Mr Mgidlana, whose academic qualifications include a law degree, has previously served as secretary to the Gauteng legislature, deputy director-general in the office of presidency, and also served for years on Nepad [the New Partnership for Africa’s Development],” African National Congress chief whip Stone Sizani said.

“We are confident that the wealth of experience on governance, legislative and legal matters he brings to this position will enhance this institution’s fulfilment of its constitutional functions.”

Mgidlana was appointed on a five-year contract and would start work on December 1.

The position of secretary to Parliament became vacant when Michael Coetzee died in June.

The secretary to Parliament is the legislature’s top administrator and accounting officer.

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