Rebecca Adaga elected President of Africa Group during Inter-Parliamentary Union assembly

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has been elected President of the African Geopolitical Group at the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Geneva.

Kadaga’s election was during the meeting of the African Geopolitical Group at the ongoing 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday 23rd October, 2016.

In her role as the leader of all African Parliaments that are members of IPU, Kadaga, who is the Kamuli District Women's representative, “will coordinate pertinent and emergency matters on the African continent.”

Upon her election Kadaga urged world leaders to address the issues force Africans to migrate to Europe. She drew the assembly's attention to migrants from different African countries who die while attempting to cross high seas in search of greener pastures in Europe.

“We have to mitigate the effects of migration. The African people continue to be trafficked, they continue to be killed, they continue to be drowned by the transporters,” Kadaga said. She added,  “the Mediterranean sea is now the grave yard of the African people.  We should put more effort to see what is really happening to the African people.”

The Speaker is leading a delegation from the  Parliament of Uganda including Hon. Raphael Magyezi (NRM, Igara West), Hon. Mourine Osoru (NRM, Arua district), Hon. Latif Sebaggala (Ind., Kawempe North) and Hon. Francis Mwijukye (FDC, Buhweju) and the Clerk to Parliament, Mrs. Jane Lubowa Kibirige.

Cross posted from NTV 10: