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Hon. Enos Asiimwe leads delegation at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Uganda Mps shine on international scene.*

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Kabula County Member of Parliament (Lyantonde District) Hon. Enos Asiimwe Kinywamachunda led a high-level delegation of Members of Parliament that represented Uganda at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 20th – 26th August 2022.

 

Kinywamachunda who doubles as the Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Uganda Branch led the delegation on behalf of the speaker of parliament Anita Annet Among who is the president of the CPA Uganda Branch by virtue of her position.

 

The team comprised of other CPA delegates including Busujju County MP Hon. David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga (Treasurer), the National Woman Member of Parliament for People with Disabilities Hon. Laura Kanushu, Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Kayanga Baroda Watongola (Vice Chairperson of Africa Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians), Soroti East City Mp Hon. Herbert Edmond Ariko, Kasilo Mp Hon. Elijah Okupa (Vice treasurer of the CPA (Africa Region).

 

The 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was held under the theme: “Inclusive, accessible, accountable and strong parliaments: the cornerstone of democracy and essential for development”.

 

During the conference, there were a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 38th CPA small Branches Conference: 7th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference; 65TH CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.

 

At the same conference, the National Woman Member of Parliament for People with Disabilities Hon. Laura Kanushu, was elected the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network, which is a constituent body of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

 

The Network is a forum which facilitates activities and programmes to champion and increase representation of persons with disabilities in Commonwealth Parliaments.

 

Following her election, Kanushu will lead the network’s engagement with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Headquarters Secretariat and liaise with Commonwealth Parliaments on behalf of the network.

 

Kanushu succeeds Dennitah Ghati a former nominated Mp from Kenya and she becomes the third CPwD Chairperson after Ghati and Kevin Murphy, a former Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in Canada.

 

It was resolved that the 66th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference will take place in Accra, Ghana and will be hosted by CPA Ghana Branch and Parliament of Ghana from 30 September to 6 October 2023.

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