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Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference kicks off

By Moses Mulondo, Mary Karugaba

Added 23rd September 2019 11:51 AM

The main event of the day is the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference, focusing on issues that affect women, including women's involvement in leadership.

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The CPA small branches steering committee with the chairperson, Angelo Farrugia, who is the Speaker of the Parliament of Malta. (Credit: Arthur Musinguzi)

The main event of the day is the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference, focusing on issues that affect women, including women's involvement in leadership.

64TH COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE

KAMPALA - The long awaited 64th edition of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference kicked off Monday with various workshops discussing issues of common interest to the delegates from over 50 countries.

The closed-door meetings began in the morning.

They included the meeting of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, Steering Committee, Meeting of the CPA small Branches Steering Committee and the Meeting of the CPA Regional Secretaries.

 he event is happening at unyonyo The event is happening at Munyonyo

 

The main event of the day is the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference, which was scheduled to start at 1:00pm.

The focus of this particular meeting is on various issues that affect women, including women's involvement in leadership.

Founded in 1989, the CWP conference provides opportunities for women legislators to discuss ways on how to increase women representation in parliament and work towards mainstreaming of the gender considerations in all Commonwealth Parliamentary Association activities.

From the deliberations that would transpire, the women legislators were to come up with resolutions which will be made part of and adopted along with those of the mainstream Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, which will officially be opened on Thursday.

The meeting will close on Sunday.

 hen peaker adaga arrived at the venue When Speaker Kadaga arrived at the venue

 

Outside the workshop rooms, the main venue of Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is a beehive of activities , including market stalls of people selling various items.

Several smartly dressed delegates continue streaming in. Security at the entrance has been tightened.

Only individuals accredited to access the venue are allowed inside. Traffic for the road leading to Munyonyo has been diverted and only cars carrying participants for the conference are allowed direct access.  

The commonwealth has grown from eight-member countries when it was formed in 1949 to 53 member states today.

 hjhjh Selling Ugandan products to the world. There is an exhibition area, where different Ugandan products are being showcased to the delegates

 

 hhh The conference is running for a whole week

 

 hhh The KIIRA EVS is also on display to underline Uganda's motive capabilities

 

 hh Art is also on display

 

 hh The beauty of Africa in art and craft

 

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