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PAP holds second Ordinary Session of the fifth Parliament


The second ordinary session of the fifth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament will take place in Midrand, from Monday the 6 to 17 May 2019.

The President of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E Andry RAJOELINA, is expected to address the Plenary during the opening ceremony scheduled for Monday the 6 May, at the precincts located at Gallagher Estate. Madagascar is one of the 12 countries that have fully ratified the Pan-African Parliament Protocol.

President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Roger Nkodo DANG says the session will among others debate Peace and Security on the African continent, the report on the statelessness and citizenship in the continent and the model law on policing in Africa.

“Honorable Legislators will engage on advancing the agenda of building viable and inclusive democracies in Africa as well as the industrial development on our continent, whose foundation is the Continental Free Trade Area; the protocol whose entry into force is much awaited,” he said.

The Plenary Session will also be graced by the attendanceof the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, H.E Moussa FAKI MAHAMAT who is expected to lead debates on the African Union (AU) theme of 2019, “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa.” 

Subsequent to elections and change of regimes in a number of African states, at least 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) from 8 African Countries that include Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kingdom of Eswatini and Guinea Bissau, will be sworn in as new members of the Pan African Parliament. 

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende