KAMPALA – Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has Friday 12 met with editors of media houses at the media breakfast meeting on the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) 2019 conference which will be hosted in Kampala in September.
On arrival at Hotel Africana, the Speaker was received by Hon Paul Amoru, the chairperson of the media and publicity sub-committee for the CPC.
This will be the second time that Uganda hosts this conference. It was last held here 52 years ago; in 1967.
Under the theme: “Adaption, engagement, and evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth”, the conference will house over 1,000 guests from the 54 Commonwealth countries.
The issues of discussion will centre on: Climate Change; Youth unemployment; the Role of Parliaments in facilitating people with disabilities; The challenge of urbanisation; among others.
Speaking to editors, Kadaga asked the media to highlight potential benefits for Ugandans as we host a conference of this magnitude.
“Guests will visit national parks while others will consider investing in Uganda. This will boost our economy,” said the speaker.
Speaker has informed media editors that she has written to World Health Organisation to give an assurance to the world that Uganda is Ebola-free and ready to host the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
She said Uganda has a major opportunity this year to market itself.
“We expect revenue from participants at the conference. For example, all of them will pay for their accommodation. They will also visit our tourist sites, sample our culture, music, and our food. All this will boost our economy. Let’s position ourselves to reap from the Conference.”