Uganda has been chosen to host the next sitting of the Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers slated for January 2024.
This was announced by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa who is currently attending the four-day Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers’ Conference that started yesterday and will end on Friday this week in the Australian capital, Canberra.
Rt. Hon. Tayebwa who was elected Vice Chairperson for the forthcoming Conference described the opportunity to host the conference as a vote of confidence for Uganda.
Rt. Hon. Moses Wetangula, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya lauded Uganda for winning the bid and pledged candid support to ensure that the forthcoming Conference in 2024 gets a befitting and requisite level of standardized organization.
Equally, Anthony Rota, the Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons pointed out that Uganda is a beautiful country that his country will support in order to explore more socio-economic and political ties and mutual benefits. The Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference that was first held in Canada in 1969, will attract more than 120 delegates. END