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Kampala: Parliament of Uganda is set to host a landmark Fourth Commonwealth Youth Parliament Summit from 14 to 19 March with a motive of exposing youth to all levels of engagements in leadership.
Youth Parliament Summit is an annual event hosted by various common wealth countries attended by the youth between the ages of 12 and 22 with the inception of exposing them to the realities of legislation and governance at regional level.
Speaking in a meeting with the delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) yesterday, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah such conferences are so empirical in that they avail all required platforms for youth to learn to respect the rules of the house and play within them hence leading to the opening of a new chapter of order and stability.
‘’under the theme; ‘Securing a better future for Africa: Role of the youth’, various topics such as youth unemployment, alcoholism and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS will be discussed for harnessing the youth in leadership.’’ He said at parliament.
And according to Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa who doubles as the Treasurer of the CPA (Uganda), youth will hold a plenary session in the Parliamentary Chambers and thereafter, make resolutions.
He noted that Uganda will be represented by 25 youths selected from all regions of the country, while other countries will each select two representatives; male and female.
However the Assistant Regional Secretary at the CPA (Africa Region) Demetrus Stephen Mgalami, said the resolutions from the Youth Conference will form the agenda of the regional conference that will be held in Botswana August this year.
‘’Their Resolutions will be presented by the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker that will be elected during the Youth Conference, heard and debated by over 300 Members of Parliament across Africa sitting in Botswana who will make recommendations.’’ Mgalami said.