The Parliamentarian 2019: Uganda Supplement

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CPA Uganda Branch

CPA Uganda Branch and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association • The CPA Uganda Branch was formed in 1962. • In October/November 1967, the CPA Uganda Branch hosted the 13th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda. The conference was presided over by: Hon. W. W. Kalema, MP, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Uganda – Chairman of the General Council of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. • The 13th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was opened on Thursday 26th October 1967 at the Committee Room Suite of Parliament House in Kampala, Uganda. The delegates were welcomed by Hon. W. W. Kalema, MP, Chairman of the CPA General Council and the conference was opened by His Excellency The President of the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Dr A. M. Obote, MP. The vote of thanks was given by Hon. L. O. Pindling, MHA, Premier and Minister for Tourism and Development, The Bahamas, Vice-Chairman of the General Council of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. • In 2004, the CPA Uganda Branch hosted the CPA International Executive Committee Mid-Year Meetings in Uganda. • In 2012, Hon. Elijah Okupa, MP from the Parliament of Uganda represented the CPA Africa Region on the CPA Executive Committee.

Delegates at 13th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in October 1967 at the Parliament of Uganda.

• In 2015, the CPA Uganda Branch hosted the CPA Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop for parliamentary staff from across the CPA Africa Region. • The current Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt Hon. Rebecca A. Kadaga, MP, was the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Chairpersºn between 2013 and 2016. She had previously been the CWP Vice-Chairperson and the CWP Africa Chairperson. • In 2018, the Parliament of Uganda hosted the four-day Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) East Africa Regional Gender Sensitisation Workshop for the East Africa region which focused on mainstreaming gender in parliamentary business. The Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region, Hon. Thoko Didiza, MP (South Africa) gave a keynote address under the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Gender in Parliamentary Business’. • In 2019, the CPA Uganda Branch and Parliament of Uganda host the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

The CPA Uganda Branch hosted the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians East Africa Regional Gender Sensitisation Workshop.

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Supplement to The Parliamentarian on Uganda published in 2004 when the CPA Uganda Branch hosted the CPA International Executive Committee Mid-Year Meetings.