The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been awarded by the Kyabazinga of Busoga HRH William Wilberforce Gabula IV, with the Sir Wilberforce William Gabula Nadiope medal.
Kadaga was awarded for her outstanding contribution and support to Busoga Kingdom and promotion of Kingdom activities.
The awards given by the Kyabazinga of Busoga include the Spirit of Busoga Medal, Source of the Nile Medal and Sir Wilberforce William Gabula Nadiope medal; given to institutions and individuals who have put Busoga Kingdom on a high pedestal in the region and country at large.
The event took place on Saturday at Bugembe Stadium in Jinja District.
May this year, Parliament passed Ugx.7.5 billion to support the Busoga Special Programme Fund intended to lift the region out of poverty.
This, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, said would be used to support a range of sectors to improve economic standards in the region.
The Speaker made the revelation in a speech read for her by Busiki County MP, Paul Akamba, at the 2019 Basoga Twegaite Convention in New Jersey, United States of America.