Arua Member of Parliament, Hon. Mourine Osoru has been elected President of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Hon. Osoru was elected during the ongoing 136th IPU meeting the is running in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1st-5th April, after beating competition from Russia and Zambia.
She says she plans to use her position at the global body to tackle youth challenges such as unemployment and poverty which often drive them to being radicalized into terrorism.
“I am going to use my position as President to tackle youth challenges such as unemployment and poverty which sometimes predispose young people to being radicalized into terrorism as we have seen in some parts of the world,” Osoru said.
As the President of the youth forum, Osuro is now tasked with ensuring that youth voices are heard in the global political and decision making fora.
Osoru will steer a board composed of 12 persons from each of the six geo-political groups.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has received the news of the election of Osuro with delight.
“I am very excited for Hon. Osoru because it was only yesterday at the African Geopolitical Group meeting that I presented her name to contest for that position,” Kadaga said.
She has congratulated her and the youth of Uganda, the people of Arua and the NRM government for making it possible for her to be at the IPU meting.