Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, says Parliament must try and narrow the gap with members of the public in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in its oversight role. The reasons for this, the Namibia press agency quotes him as saying, are to ensure the public have easy access to information; easy access to the bills tabled and debated in the house; access to the work of Parliamentary Standing Committees, and robustly hold the executive accountable by assisting members when conducting their oversight roles.