The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob
Oulanyah has asked the Indian Government to support new members of the
Ugandan Parliament to enhance their debate.
was today meeting India’s Minister of State for External and
Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan where they held
discussions aimed at strengthening relations between the two
the meeting held on Friday, Oulanyah said the two Parliaments can
cooperate in areas of training and bench-marking especially for new
members of 11th Parliament.
said that new legislators in the Uganda Parliament would benefit from
training at the India Legislature on the best Parliamentary practices
adding that many of the MPs were clueless about parliament's practice
He said that only 115 MPs returned to Parliament, but the 414 MPs are all new and need training. The Speaker says that he is looking forward to reviving the exchange support
platform they had with the Parliament of India to help with capacity
building of the Members, since he is a beneficiary and speaks on good
He added that bench marking is an area of cooperation that needs to be exploited both by the Executive and Parliament.
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said that the two Parliaments have been working together and this has
been strengthened by the high-level political visits between the two
states. He welcomed the idea of an exchange program for the two countries.
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also invited the Speaker and MPs to attend the centenary celebrations
of the Public Accounts Committee of India’s Parliament in December.
Oulanyah confirmed that he will attend.