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Parliamentary Institute to be Named After Rebecca Kadaga

On Wednesday, Parliament agreed to the name the Institute for Parliamentary studies after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

The suggestion to name the Institute of Parliamentary Studies bill after the Kadaga was first tabled in May 2019, enthusiastically moved by Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal.

The Bill seeks to develop  the Institute of Parliamentary Studies as a one-stop specialized resource centre for the training and capacity development of Members and Staff of Parliament of Uganda, Local Councils and other Legislatures within the region.

Parliament was earlier divided on the matter, but a unanimous decision was reached on Wednesday.

Several MPs who supported the idea of naming the Institute after Kadaga said it would be a way of thanking her for the positive things she has done for the country; among them championing for the rights of the girl child, among many things.

The Institute will now be called the Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga institute of Parliamentary studies.