Despite the stiff relations between Uganda and Rwanda, the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah managed to fly to Kigali on Sunday evening, where he is Leading the Uganda delegation for the 55th Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and 38th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
During the opening segment if the summit on Monday morning, the House discussed the report on the use of social media on governance, development, democracy and stability.
We have established that Members of the ACP argued that social media is being misused to spread Islamic/ terrorist propaganda, although this was refuted by Oulanyah.
The Deputy Speaker told the gathering that “Such wording was targeting Islam as a religion and could only facilitate the misconception surrounding Islam.”
Oulanyah suggested that instead the House adopts terroristic propaganda as a wholistic view to any kind of online, hate, extremity or violence, which was adopted unanimously by the Members of Parliament.
The ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly in Kigali is happening at the Kigali convention centre and will run up to Friday 22nd November 2019, being attended by delegates from all African, Asian and Pacific countries, plus members of the European Union.