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Rebecca Kadaga Visits Victoria University For Innovations Forum

The Speaker of Parliament Dr. Rebecca Kadaga has visited and addressed Victoria University Students, Innovators & other Stake Holders at the Social Innovations Africa Forum at Victoria University on Saturday 7th November 2015.Social Innovations Africa Forum is a platform that brings together social innovators to tackle the greatest challenges that affect Africa.

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 the Parliament in Uganda. She succeeded Edward Ssekandi, who served as Speaker from 2001 to 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.

Rebecca Kadaga arrives at Victoria University

Rebecca Kadaga arrives at Victoria University

The theme of the forum was Social & Business Transformation through Technology & Innovation. The Speaker of Parliament Dr. Rebecca Kadaga announced that “The Government of Uganda is to establish an Independent Ministry of Technology to deal with a innovations that are being created by Young People and others. It’s Ministry of education that is currently hosting the Technology part.” She went on to thank Victoria University for working towards social development and innovations and instilling entrepreneurial values in Uganda’s youths through education.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga gives a speech at  Victoria University

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga gives a speech at Victoria University

She also discussed Sustainable Development Goals – Africa by 2030, Innovations & their Key role in achieving ‪#‎Africa2030, Social enterprise & the impact of social entrepreneurship. She encouraged everyone to work hard towards contributing to positive development of not only Uganda but also Africa. Dr. Rebecca Kadaga is an influential figure in the country and she is seen as a role model for many youths who admire her determination and hard work. The event ended at 5:00 pm and everyone left with a story to tell.

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