The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has been honored by the Ring for Change Foundation in collaboration with the London Metropolitan University, for “the great work she has done as a Speaker in Africa.”
Kadaga is serving her second term as Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, having been elected in 2011. Before this position, she served as Deputy Speaker during the 7th and 8th Parliaments, from 2001 to 2011.
She is being honored just after she was recognized at the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union sitting in Geneva for protecting and ensuring that rights of members are respected.
The two days London Political Summit 2018 was held at the Portcullis House, British House of Parliament, in Westminster, London on 18 -19 October 2018. It was held under the theme: How to generate a political will and public will to influence change in a complex democracy.
Kadaga was honored alongside Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who were referred to as “the two great sons and esteemed leaders of African politics.”
They were recognized for their historic political sportsmanship and adherence to the principle of political tolerance with the “Peace Accord Handshake” to end ethnic antagonism and bad political competition, public corruption and lack of national ethos, in the history of Kenyan politics and democracy.
The London Political Summit aims at “discovering visionary leaders with great dreams; identifying a purpose driven leader and achiever; and instituting political culture and moral behavior”, among others.