UPDF Member of Parliament, Brig. Felix Kulayigye will be the head of security and accreditation at the coming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala in September 2019.
Delegates numbering 1,000 from the 54 Commonwealth member countries are converging in the country for the Anglophone event scheduled for September 22nd to 29th 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Brig. Kulayigye, who served as UPDF spokesman during the LRA insurgencies in Northern Uganda, has been chosen by Parliament to be the chairman of sub-committee on security and accreditation of the conference.
He is expected to coordinate security planning and implementation before and during the conference in close ties with the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola and heads of other security agencies.
Kulayigye will also be responsible for providing intelligence on planned criminal or civil disobedience in the city during the event.
The 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, coming to Uganda for the second time since the country hosted it in 1967, is under the theme, “Adaptation, engagement and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth”.
The participants are expected to 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.
Early this month, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga appealed to Ugandans, especially in the private sector to prepare for business opportunities during the week-long conference. An estimated 1,000 guests are expected to jet into the country with their spouses and children.
Kadaga revealed that so far, 20 hotels have already been accredited to host the delegates. The visitors are also expected to tour the Source of the Nile, Kagulu Hills, and the Equator.