The Speaker of the Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga has decried the ever widening income gap and the lack of commitment by the international community to ensure dignity and equal rights of men and women.
While addressing the 136th Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday, Hon. Kadaga said that the gap between the rich and the poor has continued to widen, with primitive accumulation of global wealth by just a few individuals being a permanent feature of most economies.
She said that the most obnoxious drivers of inequality are corruption; impunity and failure to reign in on the corrupt and thus coordinated efforts are urgently needed to reverse the trend.
“We have shortchanged the poor, the old and youth and must avail clear opportunities for them,” Kadaga told the over 650 MPs from 132 countries meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday, 02nd April 2017.
Uganda’s delegation to the 136th IPU includes, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, also leader of the delegation, Hon. Latif Ssebaggala (Kawempe North), Hon. Raphael Magyezi (Igara County West), Hon. Osoru Mourine (Arua), Hon. Mukoda Zabwe Julie (Mayuge), and Hon. Francis Mwijukye (Buhweju County).