Delegation Eager to Tackle Legislative Issues at Pan African Parliament

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Delegation Eager to Tackle Legislative Issues at Pan African Parliament


Parliament's delegation, sworn in at the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on Monday, is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the advancement of the legislative sector on the continent.

The delegation, led by National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise, was among 71 new members of the PAP who were sworn in at the opening ceremony of the sixth ordinary session of the PAP in Midrand on Monday.

"As the South African Parliament delegation, we are looking forward to continue adding value to the various committees and plenaries of the PAP so that we strengthen the PAP's role in improving the quality of lives of the people in our continent," said Modise.

A key goal Modise identified was to "continue to push for the PAP to have legislative powers". The continent's legislative body currently has no law-making powers.

The theme for the session, which concludes on May 18, is "Winningthe Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation".

Among other things, the session will discuss the state of the AU, HIV/Aids action plans, the report on the AU's Year of Combating Corruption and the report on action on albinism in Africa. …

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