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Kadaga: My Focus Is To Ensure East African Central Bank Is Established

Uganda’s Former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga  has said that her immediate task as the minister for East African affairs is to push for the establishment of the East African Central  Bank to pave way for the total integration of region.

Kadaga said she was engaged in finding land for the establishment of the Bank for the monetary union of the East Africa.  

“Right now I am engaged in finding land for the East African Central Bank. The issue of political federation is being handled by former Attorney General Amos Wako of Kenya and our former Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki,” said Kadaga.

She made the remarks at an event where Parliament  honored  her distinguished service as Speaker of the 10th Parliament.

The parliament administration presented an award to Kadaga as a sign of appreciation for her service to the country and the institution of Parliament.

The Clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige said that the award to Kadaga is a sign of appreciation by Parliament, for her work and steering Parliament for the last ten years as speaker of Parliament.

Kibirige noted that besides Kadaga, Parliament had also awarded other leaders such as the leader of opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan, and is yet to extend the same award to former leaders like the government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa, former prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and deputy speaker that served under Kadaga’s reign as speaker of the 10th Parliament.

While receiving the award, Kadaga who is also doubles the second deputy prime minister and minister for East African Affairs described the recognition of her service and award by Parliament as a surprise.

“It was a pleasant surprise when I was informed yesterday that the clerk would like to come and hand over an award, I wasn’t expecting it but I am happy that my services and those of other leaders were recognized,” she said.

Kadaga started her Parliament leadership journey in 2001, when she was elected deputy speaker of Parliament, a position that she held until May 19, 2011, when she was elected speaker of Parliament.

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