Parliament Ready to Host Commonwealth Speakers’ Conference – Speaker Among

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.

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Speaker of Parliament Anita Among. PARLIAMENT/PHOTO

By HOMELAND MEDIA TEAM

The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Anita 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 2024.

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 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 afternoon during a meeting with Parliament’s top leadership and MPs.
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.

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