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"Queen Elizabeth II Died ‘Too Young, At The Time When The World Needed Her Most" – Ugandan MP

A Member of Parliament in Uganda, Jonathan Ebwalu, has stated that Queen Elizabeth II died at a young age.


Despite passing at age 96 at Balmoral on September 8, the MP in delivering a tribute during a special session of Parliament added that the monarch had passed when she was most needed.


“The Queen has died young; at only 96, at the time when the world needed her most.


“The Queen was the epitome of the British culture & civilization. I want to appeal to our people that if you are occupying any office, you must create a conducive environment that if you fall like the Queen then the country must move on,” he added.


MPs paid their respects to the late monarch on September 14 during a special sitting lasting two-hours. It was convened after a motion had been moved by Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, to that effect.


According to the BBC Africa LIVE page, MPs who made submissions said that Her Majesty had presided over the Commonwealth with distinction and played an important and unifying role.


It added that female lawmakers especially described the queen as an inspiration to women in leadership.


On her part, the Prime Minister said Elizabeth II’s “visits contributed immensely to Uganda’s development and global standing, which was exemplified by the ability to host international conferences and ultimately encouraged direct investment in tourism”.


The Queen’s first visit to the East African country was in 1954 with her last being in 2007 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It happened to be her last official visit to the continent.


The Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda was named after her to commemorate her 1954 visit.


Several roads and roundabouts in the capital Kampala are also named after members of the UK royal family, the BBC report added.


Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is to be held in the coming days with most leaders from across the Commonwealth Nations expected to attend.


Source: Ghana Web

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