PAP announces the passing of its member, Hon. Joseph MBAH NDAM


The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is saddened by the passing of Hon. Joseph MBAH NDAM, a national of the Republic of Cameroon who served as a member of the PAP between 2004 and 2020. Hon. Mbah Ndam succumbed to a brief illness on 13 April 2020.

In its condolence message, the Bureau of the PAP has paid tribute to one of the founding members of the institution for contribution, while describing his sudden demise as a blow to his beloved Cameroon and Africa.

“Hon. Mbah Ndam played an instrumental role in advancing the African agenda during his tenure at the PAP. He was a fearless representative of our people and his voice will be dearly missed in the political discourse of both his country and at continental level. He formed part of a distinctive group of Parliamentarians who have been part of the PAP journey since its inaugural session in March 2004 and have ensured that the institution is given a more prominent role within the African Union architecture.”

The PAP Bureau has extended, on behalf of Parliamentarians and the Secretariat, its condolences to the Republic of Cameroon, the biological and political families of late Joseph Mbah Ndam and the Central African Regional Caucus of the PAP.

Born on the 28th February 1955 in Batibo, Cameroon, Hon. Mbah Ndam served in the Permanent Committee on Justice and Human Rights where he helped craft some of the most critical resolutions undertaken by the PAP to date. He was a former Vice President of the National Assembly of Cameroon and member of the Social Democratic Front (SDF).

The Parliament flags will fly at half-mast for the duration of the mourning period. May his soul and those departed rest in peace!