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Kadaga calls for more cooperation between EAC states

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 20th December 2019 12:50 PM

These games are meant to strengthen the relations between the Parliaments in the East African region.

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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and other parliamentarians pose with the football trophy the Ugandan team won. Photos by Johnson Were.

These games are meant to strengthen the relations between the Parliaments in the East African region.

PARLIAMENTARY GAMES

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for more cooperation within the East Africa community.

Kadaga was speaking to parliamentarians during the closing ceremony of the 10th edition of the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary games on at Hotel Africana, Wednesday night.

“Let us move forward; we need to deepen and widen the cooperation as demanded by the East African Community presidents. We need to identify areas of cooperation. Let’s rally behind our Governments so that everything is run very well,” Kadaga demanded.

 peaker adaga having a good time with other legislators at the dinner Speaker Kadaga having a good time with other legislators at the dinner.

 


Uganda that was the host of this year’s edition managed to walk with gold medals in both men and women basketball, football, netball, and golf.  Kenya who was the closest contender to Uganda won athletics, volleyball, Tug of war, the walking race among others.

However, the organising committee said that the overall champions will be announced at a later date after computing all the results.  

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Martin Ngoga revealed that games have played a big role in the integration process.

“We thank Uganda for being very good hosts. The successes we have enjoyed for the past few days is a product of hard work for the entire year of preparations.  Through cultural and social interactions it shows that we moving forward towards integration,” noted Ngoga.

These games are meant to strengthen the relations between the Parliaments in the East African region.

 he joy of winning a trophy The joy of winning a trophy

 


The competition attracted participants from the five national parliaments, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and EALA (East African Legislative Assembly)    The participants took part in eight disciplines; football, netball, volleyball, basketball, athletics, golf, tug of war and darts.

The 11th edition of the games will be held in Arusha, Tanzania in December next year.

 

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