PAP SIGNS MOU WITH FAO TO FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER IN AFRICA
The Pan-African Parliament signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the 13th October, 2016.
The MoU is intended to facilitate cooperation in aspects that include support by the Nations United to initiatives of African countries to fight hunger, as well as chronic malnutrition that continue to rage many people on the continent.
The memorandum was signed by the President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang and Mr. Abdssalam OuldAhmed, Deputy Director and Regional Representative for Middle East and North Africa at the FAO.
According to Mr. Abdssalam Ould Ahmed, this agreement is part of a broad strategy to mobilize the main actors in society in order to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. "Parliamentarians are key to the process of eradicating hunger and malnutrition," he stated, adding that their crucial role remains to define the political and legislative agendas, the promulgation of laws, approval of the States ‘budgets and the supervision of public spending,
The President of the African Parliament Pan, Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang said the agreement puts the battle against hunger in the right direction, and "I am convinced that FAO is an ideal partner for this cause with regard to its awareness and determination," he underscored.
Pan African MP from Mocambique, Hon. Francisa Domenica said this collaboration would be able to help Pan-African Parliament member countries to demonstrate commitment to set Africa free from hunger, illiteracy, misery other challenges.