Kadaga Calls For Cooperation BTN Uganda Parliament and Us Congress
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the new American Ambassador to Uganda to help forge cooperation between Parliament of Uganda and the US Congress.
Kadaga notes that the collaboration is strong at the government level but there is no cooperation link between the two legislatures.
“So we look forward to develop further relations between the two countries ,of course they are good at government level ,but there has always been missing link between the legislature and your congress and other institutions ,”Kadaga explained.
Kadaga noted that though parliament occasionally receives delegations from United States, they are mostly private; but not like the committees coming to Uganda, therefore an area to be strengthened.
Kadaga was meeting with Natalie E. Brown on Wednesday when the new Envoy paid a courtesy visit to the speaker on Wednesday morning.
Brown told Kadaga that at the moment there is considerable interest in Uganda at Capitol Hill where inquiries about recent political developments have been frequent.
“Certainly there is considerable interest in Uganda from Capitol Hill, I think every day, recent weeks we have heard increase from some of the developments and encouraging peaceful and transparent process where every Ugandan can have the opportunity to express his or her political views free of violence and intimidation, “she noted.
She said the interest in Uganda is in both Congress and the senate where both the Republicans and Democrats are urging a peaceful and transparent democratic process.
Speaker told Brown that there is more support needed in the business sector that will create more opportunities for the young unemployed population.