Prof Muhongo congratulates Dr Ackson new IPU President

By Lake Zone Watch Writer

The Member of Parliament for Musoma Rural, Prof Sospeter Muhongo has congratulated House Speaker Dr Tulia Ackson on being elected the new Inter-Parliamentary Union ( IPU) President.

“It is a resounding victory anchored around your undisputed professionalism and quality delivery. You’ve made Tanzania proud,’’ Prof Muhongo said.

Dr Ackson who holds a PhD in law from the University of Cape Town, won a landslide victory when she scooped more than half of the votes cast at a meeting of parliamentarians from around the world in Angola yesterday, thus defeating her three competitors from Malawi, Senegal and Somalia.

She becomes the first African woman to hold the position and takes over from Duarte Pacheco from Portugal.

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