“I will therefore be representing the Parliament of Uganda at an international level and add to the recent high profile appointments of Lango Members of Parliament to committees and to regional and international parliamentary platforms,” Kole North MP, Dr Opio Samuel Acuti.
Kampala – 16, July 2021: Parliament of Uganda has on 13 July 2021 designated Dr Opio Samuel Acuti to the European Union, African, Caribbean and Pacific states joint parliamentary assembly.
Dr Opio is the Kole North Member of Parliament on Independent ticket.
The joint parliamentary assembly (JPA) consists of Members of Parliament drawn from the European Union, countries in Africa and Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP).
It holds its sessions for a full week, twice a year alternating between European and the Afrocarribean countries.
The objective of JPA is to “promote democratic processes, facilitate greater understanding between the peoples of the European Union and the ACP states, discuss developmental issues and make the necessary recommendations”.
The parliamentary assembly has more than 60 countries.
It has two Co-Presidents and 24 Vice Presidents elected by JPA who make up the bureau of the joint parliamentary assembly that direct its work.
“It has three standing committees including the committee on political affairs, committee on economic development, finance and trade and the committee on social affairs and the environment,” Dr Opio told TND News.
JPA has played a key role in the promotion of regional, political and commercial co-operation, creation of decentralized development policies, aid for indebted countries, drawing up rural development policies, strengthening human rights, integration of environmental policy in development among others.
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Dr Opio Samuel Acuti, adds, “I will therefore be representing the Parliament of Uganda at an international level and add to the recent high profile appointments of Lango Members of Parliament to committees and to regional and international parliamentary platforms.”
In addition to this landmark appointment, he has also been delegated as a member of the health committee of Parliament.