Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called on Commonwealth Parliaments to tap into the ICT sector to ensure effectiveness of legislative activities.
Kadaga made the remarks at the opening of the CPA Africa Region Conference on September 2nd in Zanzibar.
The conference theme was: “E-Parliaments: Seamless Platform for Facilitating Democracy.”
According to Kadaga, the 50th CPA Africa Region Conference presents an opportunity for countries to review the use of ICT in their parliaments with a call to share experiences for improved out put.
Kadaga made the remarks ahead of this year’s 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that will be hosted by Uganda this month in Kampala.
At the same venue, Kadaga reaffirmed Uganda’s readiness to host the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that will bring together 53 member countries to discuss matters relating to parliamentary evolution.
“We should learn from each other with a view of setting up or improving existing laws, institutions and resources for use of ICTs in our legislatures,” she said.
Kadaga is the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) International President for the year 2019/2020.