Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tipped editors from major media houses on the coverage of the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda.
Interacting with editors during a breakfast meeting at Hotel Africana on Friday Kadaga said Uganda is to benefit a lot from the conference in terms of business related to hospitality, hotels, arts and crafts and others.
She observed that the media is critical in the success of the event expected to attract over 1,000 delegates from 9 regions including Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands and Mediterranean, Canada Caribbean, America and Atlantic, India, Pacific and South East Asia.
“We underscore the importance of media during this preparation and eventual organization of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda in September. I appeal to you to appreciate the responsibility and do the needful for our nation,” said Kadaga.
The Speaker cited the 2014 60th conference in Cameroon that registered no turn-up from about 30 countries because of the fear of Ebola from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leon.
“Delegates from about 30 countries missed the conference in Cameroon because of Ebola in Liberia. I am happy the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health have cleared the air that there no Ebola in the country,” said Kadaga.
The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is scheduled to take place on 22nd to 29th September 2019, in Kampala at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
The participants are expected 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.
Uganda last held the conference, with the membership of 54 countries, in 1967 under the leadership of former President Idi Amin.