Parliament ready to host commonwealth Speaker’s Conference says Speaker Among
The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has said Uganda is ready to host the 27th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth, set for January next year.
Uganda was selected as the next host of the Speaker’s conference, during the ongoing conference in the Australian capital of Canberra where the Deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa represented the Speaker.
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.’’ Ms. Among revealed this during a meeting with Parliament’s top leadership and MPs this afternoon.
She added that… ‘’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, and parliament staff.