PHOTO: When Speaker Anita Among (right) hosted the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Uganda H.E Velupillai Kananathan at my residence. Both had cordial discussions on how the two Countries can work together to achieve their shared goals and interests
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RT. HON. Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among has this afternoon outset preparations for the coming 27th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth, reaffirming Parliament’s readiness to host the conference due January next year.
This was occasioned by the ongoing conference in the Australian capital of Canberra where the Deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa represented the Speaker, during which Uganda was chosen to host the next sitting.
The conference will bring together Speakers and Presiding Officers of the national Parliaments of the independent sovereign states of the Commonwealth.
“The main objective of this conference is to maintain, foster and encourage impartiality and fairness on the part of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Parliament, promote knowledge and understanding of parliamentary democracy in its various forms; and develop parliamentary institutions.” Speaker Among revealed during a meeting with Parliament’s top leadership and MPs this afternoon.
Madam Speaker said, “The conference is also an opportunity for our people to tap into various opportunities in sectors such as hospitality, transport, as well as showcase Uganda’s tourism potential.’’
The conference is expected to attract at least 500 delegates including Clerks and Secretaries-General of national Parliaments, parliament staff.
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