The summit will be held in Uganda from the 22nd to the 29th of September 2019 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo and will cost some five million dollars.
The patron of the conference is Queen Elizabeth the Second of the United Kingdom while her vice patron is President Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda. The President Designate of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is Right Honourable Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda. The conference host is CPA Uganda Branch.
CPA was founded in 1911 as the Empire Parliamentary Association, then comprising only the Parliaments of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The association was to later change name in 1948 and start expanding to include the newly independent states.
Updating Ugandans earlier about the conference preparations, Rt. Hon Kadaga alerted her compatriots about the opportunities presented by the big event saying, “There is going to be money in the economy in the short run and in the long run, we shall be marketing our country for tourism and investment.”
Kadaga went ahead to advise CPA delegates to either come earlier or plan for another two or three days after the conference to enjoy the beauty of Uganda.
The big event will host 500 delegates.
The main theme of the September 2019 conference is “Adaptation, Engagement, and Evolution of Parliaments in a rapidly changing Commonwealth”.
The conference is coming to Uganda after 52 years, having been held here last in 1967.