PAP holds Committee Sittings!



The March Sittings of the Permanent Committees of the fifth Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) is currently underway at its seat in Midrand, South Africa. The gathering will be held until 09 March 2019.

The Permanent Committees will among others, engage in depth on the new PAP strategic plan, workplans as well as the rules of procedure.

Acting Clerk of Parliament Mr. Yusupha JOBE says African Legislators will devote time to unpacking the African Union theme of 2019; ‘Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa; Towards durable Solutions to Forced Displacement.’ 

Committees will again take further sessions on modalities for making Model Laws in order to support initiatives that include promotion of the rights of people with albinism, strengthening policing in Africa and protection of cultural properties and heritage.

Mr. Jobe added that “following the ordinary session held in Kigali in October 2018, members of Parliament have indicated the urgent need to unpack and address the challenges of electoral democracy in Africa and will also interact with the University of South Africa (UNISA) to look into the role of Universities in promotion of Intra African Trade.”

Pan African Parliament is a legislative organ of the African Union. It is intended to give all African States a platform to take part in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent. The Parliament has eleven Permanent Committees whose functions are aligned to those of the African Union Commissions.

The March Sittings will be officiated by the PAP President, Hon Roger Nkodo DANG.