The speaker of parliament of Uganda, Anita Annet Among has today Monday received her counterpart from the national assembly of South Sudan, Jemma Nunu Kemba, who is on a benchmarking trip to Uganda.

Kemba arrived at parliament and was taken on a guided tour of the chambers and other monumental artefacts at the premises by Among before retreating for a meeting.

“I am excited to welcome my sister Rt Hon. Jemma Nunu Kemba, the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Sudan to Uganda. As part of our tradition, I took her on a tour of the Chambers of Parliament before we retreated to my office for a meeting,” said Among.

“I reiterated to her our Commitment to promoting closer working ties between the female Speakers and all Speakers of the East African Community so that we can achieve our aspirations together. South Sudan is a strategic business Partner of Uganda and it is in our interest that we keep the relationship cordial,” she added.

Among further expressed pleasure on learning from Kemba that the people of South Sudan appreciate Uganda for the role it played in their Liberation struggle and for hosting our brothers and sisters here during the war.

On her part, Kemba who is the first woman to preside over South Sudan’s parliament commended the way Uganda’s Parliament conducts its business under the stewardship of Among.

She will also attend the state of the nation address by President Yoweri Museveni scheduled for tomorrow at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

Museveni is expected to address Ugandans on the prevailing high commodity prices on essential commodities and fuel, the controversial coffee deal by Italian investor Enrica Pinetti, the high carnage on Ugandan roads, imploding corruption, insecurity in Karamoja among other issues.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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