Parliament eulogizes Queen Elizabeth II: She had a remarkable influence on how the world was run
The Deputy Speaker has directed the Clerk to transmit the copy of the resolutions & the extract from the Hansard to the UK Gov't through the British High Commission in Uganda.
The Parliament of Uganda today conducted a special sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa dedicated to paying tribute to the Late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who passed on last week.
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja moved the motion for a resolution of Parliament to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her extraordinary contribution and exemplary leadership to the Commonwealth.
“It should be noted that Queen Elizabeth II, presided over the Commonwealth for 70 years. This was done with distinction and during her reign, she saw the Commonwealth grow from 7 nations to 56 members,” the Prime Minister said on the floor of Parliament.
Butambala County MP, Muwanga Kivumbi, speaking on behalf of the Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga said the Queen superintended smooth transitions of governments which is worth emulating. Kivumbi eulogized Queen Elizabeth II as someone who had a remarkable influence on how the world is run.
Beatrice Anywar has eulogized Queen Elizabeth II as an inspiration to the women in leadership, an environmentalist, and someone who loved nature while Bunya County South MP, Isabirye Iddi said Queen Elizabeth II shall always be remembered as a unifier, a great leader who did great things in the Commonwealth countries.
Kasilo County MP, Elijah Okupa said Queen Elizabeth II shaped the fashion world. “Even at her age you saw how well dressed she was and it was a message to everyone, I think you see from our very own Speaker, I think she is trying to emulate the queen,” a sarcastic Okupa eulogized.
Otuke County MP, Paul Omara, from Queen Elizabeth II learns that ‘we can co-exist with a monarchy while having a Republic at the same time.’ There should not be any grey areas in terms of our roles, he stated.
Having ascended to the throne as a teenager, Northern Uganda Youth MP, Boniface Okot, learns from Queen Elizabeth II that there is a need to continue placing young people at the table of decision-making.
Wokorach Simon Peter, the Aswa County MP, has asked the institution of Parliament to send a delegation from Parliament to the UK to pay tribute to the Late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Deputy Speaker has directed the Clerk to transmit the copy of the resolutions & the extract from the Hansard to the UK Gov’t through the British High Commission in Uganda.
In her 70-year reign as leader of the world’s biggest and most influential monarch, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 Prime Ministers at the helm of England and extended her influence to the Commonwealth, an association of former territories of the British Empire.