Speaker Kadaga returns

By Alice Lubwama
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has returned to office after staying away for more than a month.

Kadaga appeared in parliament at about 11 am in the morning to launch a conference website.

Kadaga made her first public appearance during a launch of a common wealth website at her boardroom at parliament.

Speaking at launch, she thanked God for enabling her to return on time to launch the website that will facilitate interaction among the 1000 delegates who are expected to attend the common wealth conference.

Clad in a blue Kitengi dress the speaker carried a healthy look and smiled all way through as parliament staff led by the clerk Jane Kibirige and MPs on the steering committee of the 64th Common wealth parliamentary conference led her through preparations for the meeting.

The launch of the website is one of the activities that has been done ahead of the upcoming 64th Commonwealth parliamentarians’ conference taking place in Kampala from 23-29th September 2019 under the theme: “Adaptation, Engagement and Evolution of Parliaments in a Rapidly Changing Commonwealth.

She launched the website by sending an email to the chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Emila Lifaka.

The speaker has used the opportunity to rally the international community to come to Uganda adding that the recent reports of kidnaps are not a threat to the security in the country.
“Our job will be to continuously reassure them that they will be safe and if we drum the message they will come.” Kadaga said

She also called upon all stake holders to support the conference as it will market Uganda as a better tourist destination in the region.

Kadaga was rushed to Nakasero Hospital after she fell ill on her return from international duty in the United States of America.

She was later transferred to the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi where she has been receiving treatment of work related fatigue that resulted into her hospitalization and eventual absence from duty for this long.