The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has said the upcoming 64th Common Wealth Parliamentary conference is going to deliberate on a number of issues including climate change, youth and facilitation of persons with disability.
Kadaga during a breakfast meeting with the High Commissioners from the 54 Commonwealth countries on Thursday morning said preparation for the event scheduled to take place in Uganda in September has reached advanced stages.
“It is in this spirit that Parliament of Uganda is at advanced stage of preparations to host the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference scheduled to take place on 22nd to 29th September 2019, in Kampala at Speke Resort Munyonyo,” said Kadaga.
The Speaker noted that the conference will provide opportunity for Parliaments from the 54 member countries to engage and network.
“The conference will attract an estimate of 1000 people from 9 regions including Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands and Mediterranean, Canada Caribbean, American and Atlantic, India, Pacific and South East Asia. It will provide a great opportunity for our Parliaments to engage, deliberate and network on parliamentary best practices, democratic values and socio-economic aspirations of the Commonwealth fraternity,” she added.
She stressed that the event under the theme, “Adaptation, engagement and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth” will tackle a number of emerging issues.
“The participants will deliberate on issues of climate change, innovations in parliaments, facilitation for persons with disability, youth round table, CPA Lecture, urbanization, sexual harassment, separation of powers, post legislative scrutiny and CPA benchmarks for democratic legislatures,” she said.