The Erute South Member of Parliament, Jonathan Odur has said the return of Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to Uganda is result of an excellent previous record set by the Uganda People’s Congress Government.
Parliament this week passed a resolution to host the upcoming conference set for September 22nd to 29th 2019 at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo.
The motion was moved by the Nansana Municipality MP, Robert Kasule Sebunya (NRM) and seconded by the Gulu Municipality MP, Komkech Lyandro (DP) and Dokolo North’s Paul Amoru.
The motion gained support from legislators from both sides of the house.
The mover and the seconders of the motion stated that the conference present a great opportunity for Uganda to shine economically and on the diplomatic front.
“Honorable members, this is the time our country is again going to be seen and felt by the world. We shall economically and diplomatically,” said Sebunya.
On his part, Odur said that the event, which was last held in Uganda in 1967 under President Milton Obote, is only returning to the country because of the great legacy UPC left in place.
“Let me start by congratulating the NRM Government for having the opportunity to host such a big event during their time in power. But they should appreciate the fact that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is only coming back here because of the excellent success of the first one held in 1967 by the UPC Government,” said Odur.
The conference is expected to attract an estimated 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.
The event under the theme, “Adaptation, engagement and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth” will tackle a number of emerging issues.