Wetangula Secures Re-Election as African Representative for Commonwealth Speakers

January 8, 2024

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has secured re-election as the Africa bloc representative in the standing committee of the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC).

During a conference convened in Kampala, Uganda, Wetangula was unanimously appointed to serve a second term as one of the three representatives on the CSPOC Standing Committee. The other two representatives are the Speaker of Ghana and the Speaker of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

In the meeting, Wetangula delivered a keynote speech, focusing on climate change issues that he holds dear. The Speaker emphasized the critical importance of safeguarding natural resources for the proper existence of an ecosystem in a natural manner.

“As parliaments, we have the power of legislation. Our parliaments therefore need to keep pace with the fast-transforming world where the philosophy of green competition is gaining traction and is going to determine growth and development of the future,” Wetangula said.

Following the rules of CSPOC, the Speaker of Uganda automatically retained the position of Chair, having hosted the conference, ensuring continuity and institutional memory within the Standing Committee. The conference was overseen by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.

Also in attendance was Wetangula’s Senate counterpart Amason Kingi.

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