Uganda To Host The 2024 Commonwealth Speakers’ Summit- Dep. Speaker Thomas Tayebwa Confirms

Uganda To Host The 2024 Commonwealth Speakers’ Summit- Dep. Speaker Tayebwa Confirms

By Uganda Online Media

Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa confirmed that Uganda will host the Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) slated for January 3 to January 6, 2024. 

Uganda was picked to host the high-level annual conference at the ongoing CSPOC in Canberra, Australia which Tayebwa is part of and said Uganda is ready to host the conference which is of great importance to the country.

Held annually, the conference aims to strengthen parliamentary institutions by bringing together Speakers and Presiding Officers.

“Parliament of Uganda has been chosen to host the next Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers’ Conference, a very important conference which is part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association,” Tayebwa said. 

The Deputy Speaker described the opportunity to host the conference as an important one and a vote of confidence for Uganda.

More than 120 delegates are expected to attend the conference, including presiding officers, parliamentary staff, and observers from 32 Commonwealth Parliaments. 

According to Tayebwa, nearly all Parliamentary Speakers from Commonwealth jurisdictions are excited about visiting Uganda next year. 

“The hospitality that we have as a country is what everyone has been telling me about.  They are looking forward to visiting our beautiful country and most of them are promising to come with their families,” Tayebwa.

”This will be another opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the World. Uganda will be looking forward to using the opportunity to boost its tourism potential”, he added.

The speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya said that, as an East African country, they are ready and willing to support Uganda in preparations to host the conference.

The conference provides speakers and presiding officers of National Parliaments in the Commonwealth with a unique opportunity to gather together in a forum of their own to exchange information and express views on matters of common concern.

Among the issues discussed at the conference are the format of the said forums; standing committee rules and venues for future meetings. 

The speakers also discuss issues of parliamentary engagement: openness, transparency and accountability; parliamentarians as effective legislators and constituency representatives.

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