The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has met with the new Ambassador of the United States to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown.
Kadaga during the meeting that took place at Parliament told her guest that Parliament of Uganda is looking forward to a working cooperation with the U.S Congress for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The Speaker stated that the relationship between the two Governments in Kampala and Washington is strong but there is a missing link at the legislative level.
Kadaga notes that the collaboration is strong at the government level but there is no cooperation link between the two legislatures.
“As Parliament of Uganda, we look forward to strengthening further the existing relations between Uganda and the United States. The cooperation is strong at the Government level and we now need to buttress it also at the legislative level,” said Kadaga.
Kadaga noted that she is optimistic the post COVID-19 era is going to present a good opportunity to initiate and implement the partnership.
“We can start to put notes together and possibly start working on the cooperation after COVID-19 situation has normalized,” noted Kadaga.
Brown on her part said that the Capitol Hill (US Senate and House of Representatives) is already has considerable interest in Uganda and has been supporting several initiatives including health, combatting terrorism, governance, Energy and others towards the East African nation.
“There is considerable interest in Uganda at the Capitol Hill. In the recent past weeks there have been increasing developments on the peaceful and transparent political process in Uganda and many other areas,” said Ms. Brown.
Kadaga also told the host that Uganda still needs more support in the area of investments to create jobs for the youth graduating from universities each year.