The Chairperson maintains orders and enforces the rules of debates by applying and interpreting the practices and traditions of the House. In overseeing the proceedings of the House, the Chairperson seeks to maintain the balance between two fundamental operating principles of Parliament:
- To allow the majority to conduct business in an orderly manner; and
- To protect the right of the minority to be heard.
The name of the current Chairperson (Acting)is Honourable Bernard Songa Sibalatani.