The March Sitting of the Permanent Committees of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) will take place in Midrand, from the 2nd to the 09th at the PAP precincts located at 19 Richards Drive, Gallagher Estate.
At least 200 Legislators representing various African countries are expected to convene and work on this agenda under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation” which was adopted by the Assembly of the African Union for the year 2018.
The Committee Sittings to be officiated by the PAP President, Hon Roger Nkodo DANG, will among others, deliberate on the programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SALW), development of the model law on disability mainstreaming, promotion of the Maputo protocol in Southern and Central Regions and, Child Labour issues.
“The Permanent Committees will also discuss the repeal of defamation laws to promote Press Freedom in Africa, Status of peace and security on the continent, Illicit Financial Flows and the Taxation System in Africa,” says the Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Vipya HARAWA.
According to the Clerk, the Parliament will also dedicate the 8th of March to commemorate the International Women’s Day under the theme “The time has come: rural and urban activists are transforming women’s lives.”
The Pan African Parliament has eleven Permanent Committees whose functions are aligned to those of the African Union Departments.
The Pan African Parliament is the legislative organ of the African Union. It is intended to be a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.
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