By Catherine Apolot
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been honoured with an award at the London Political Summit 2018, to recognize the great work she has done as a Speaker in Africa.
The two days summit was organized by Ring for Change Foundation in collaboration with the London Metropolitan University.
The London Political Summit 2018 also honored Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga as esteemed leaders of African politics for their historic political sportsmanship and adherence to the principle of political tolerance.
Born on 24 May, 1956, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is a Ugandan lawyer and politician who has been Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda since 19 May 2011.
She is the first female to be elected Speaker in the history of Parliament in Uganda.She succeeded Edward Ssekandi, who served as Speaker between 2001 and 2011. She is also the current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kamuli District Women’s Constituency, Busoga sub-region, a position she has served in since 1989.