Speaker of Parliament Kadaga asks Media Houses to report responsibly during the Common Wealth Parliamentary Conference.
Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has asked Media Houses to report responsibly during the 64th Common Wealth Parliamentary Conference, such that they don’t alarm the public.
Kadaga also asked media houses to put the countries interests first before theirs.
“There’s something I want to say, but I hope you won’t pull it out of proportion. Sometimes you alarm guests, sometimes you say huge on the headline then you say oh. Yes, you inform but don’t cause alarm,” Kadaga said.
“So, what we ask you is that you give the country the opportunity to host, but we have set out a message from the WHO and the Ministry of Health of Uganda to say that there are no more cases of Ebola in the country,” Kadaga added.
She continued to state that as Uganda host the 64th Common Wealth Parliamentary Conference, media houses should give out correct information to the public.
“So, we are really asking you to walk with us in showcasing Uganda, so that we have a successful meeting and of course we have a successful after meeting benefits. Being the prime source of information, please give the right information about the conference,” Kadaga said.
The Common Wealth Conference Parliamentary Conference is scheduled to take place on the 22nd to the 29th of September 2019.
It’s expected to host over 1,000 delegates from 54 countries across the world, from the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (UK).
In the conference, these countries will be tabling issues that include youth and employment, poverty eradication, people with disability issues, governance among others.