After successfully hosting the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Uganda is set to host the 42nd meeting of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Co-operation on the 1st and 2nd of October this year.
This was announced at a press conference addressed by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and Kawempe North MP Hajji Abdul Latif Ssengendo Sebaggala on Monday.
Kadaga revealed that over 400 dignitaries from the 57 member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are expected for the meeting that will be held at Sky’s hotel in Kampala.
Kadaga as such called upon media houses to extend support to organizers of this conference as they have previously done.
“We want to ask you to give us support so that the meeting can also get good coverage and fulfill the objectives of the parliamentary Union of the Islamic Conference” she said.
The meeting will be graced by legislators, speakers and deputy speakers from the likes of Mauritania, Malaysia, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Lebanon among many others.
This conference which was held last year in Morocco was founded in the Iranian capital of Tehran in 1999. It is expected that the closing session will adopt the Report of the 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee and the Kampala Declaration.
Commenting on the money spent on the just concluded CPC, Kadaga said there was no waste.
“Go to Kagulu, find out how much they sold; go to the source of the Nile. By the way after the excursion the delegation which insisted, on Saturday we had to arrange transport again of going back to the Source of the Nile” Kadaga said