By Nicholas Muteesasira
Narendra Modi the Indian Prime Minister will address the Parliament on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.
In his communication during the sitting of the House on Tuesday, 17 July 2018, the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah said that the Indian Prime Minister who is expected in the country on 24 July 2018 will address the House.
“This is to inform you that the time for his visit has been confirmed as 10am. I urge members to arrive in the chamber early ahead of President Yoweri Museveni and his guest,” Oulanyah said.
He also called on MPs to exercise caution during the Indian Prime Minister visit saying, “… hosting a visiting head of state in Parliament is not an ordinary event. We should reflect dignity and honour which is commensurate to Parliament”.
Rule 220(2) provides for visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries to address Parliament.
“Distinguished persons from within or without the nation may be allowed by the Speaker to address the House on any matter of importance,” the Rule states.
The visiting Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni. The prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressing the house in India.