Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has been honoured with an award at the London political summit 2018.
The award is in recognition of the great work as Speaker of Parliament in Uganda and her efforts in combating climate change, disarmament, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, terrorism, national security, and sovereignty in Africa.
The two days’ summit, organized by Ring for change foundation in collaboration with the London Metropolitan University was held at the British House of Parliament, Portcullis house, Grimond Room in Westminster, London from 18th-19th October 2018.
The 2018 London political summit, running under the theme, “How to generate a Political will and public will to influence change in a complex democracy,” offered a special opportunity to honour President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga as the two great sons and esteemed leaders of African politics for their historic political sportsmanship and adherence to the principle of political tolerance with the “peace Accord Handshake” focussed on ending ethnic antagonism and mischievous political competition, public corruption and lack of national ethos, in the history of Kenyan politics and democracy.
Mrs. Grace Cerere Ag High Commissioner of Kenya, received President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Award for the “African President of the Year 2018 while Ambassador Dr Josephine Ojiambo received Rt Hon Raila Odinga Former Prime Minister of Kenya, Award of Africa Political Leader.
At the same summit, a joint Annual Award named after the Uhuru and Raila was unveiled; “The Raila-Uhuru African Peace Accord Award “ to be Awarded annually at the London Political Summit, to any political leader that expresses political tolerance and peace reconciliation in their country.
In a letter addressed to Raila, London Summit Director Godson Azu said that the Kenyan Opposition chief was an esteemed political leader who has played a huge role in shaping political thoughts and ideas in modern political history in Africa and around the world.
“We celebrate you as a key outstanding personality who has embedded peace and cooperation, safe and progressive governance, in one of Africa’s developing democracy, and among nations around the world,” reads part of the letter sent to Raila.