The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, visited the OPCW on 14 April 2015 and met with the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü and senior OPCW staff. Members of Ms Kadaga’s delegation included the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, members of the Parliament of Uganda and senior government officials.
Members of the delegation and the Director-General discussed issues related to national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Uganda. The Director-General also briefed on progress on the destruction of chemical weapons, the status of the mission in Syria, as well as efforts towards universalisation of the CWC.
During their visit, delegation members participated in a series of cross-cutting meetings with OPCW officials geared at promoting early adoption of CWC legislation and ensuring effective CWC implementation at the national level.
Uganda received OPCW’s assistance in drafting the national legislation in 2014.This visit was conducted as part of the OPCW’s Influential Visitors programme, an initiative that aims to support States Parties to advance passage of implementing legislation within respective national systems.