Parliament will today Wednesday pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom who passed on last week.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, in his communication on Tuesday asked MPs to emulate Queen Elizabeth’s lifelong servant hood.
The motion will be moved by the government, the Government Chief Whip,Hamson Obua.
Speaker Anita Among on 12 September 2022 signed the condolence book at the British High Commission in Kampala.
Replaced by her son, King Charles III, the Queen was the Patron of the Commonwealth Association of which the Parliament of Uganda is a member.
Her record 70 years on the throne were a constant during a turbulent time for Britain, from a world of post-war deprivation and the loss of its empire, to more recent traumas like the coronavirus pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognizable to billions of people around the world, died on Thursday. She was 96.
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne aged just 25 in 1952 in the aftermath of World War II, joining a world stage dominated by political figures from China’s Mao Zedong to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and US president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Her 70-year reign straddled two centuries of seismic social, political and technological upheaval.
The last vestiges of Britain’s vast empire crumbled. At home, Brexit shook the foundations of her kingdom, and her family endured a series of scandals.