H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) held a working session with the Bureau of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), led by H.E. Chief Fortune Charumbira. The meeting took place at the seat of the Continental Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.
The consultation formed part of the ongoing engagements between the PAP leadership and the AUC to enable the Parliament to effectively deliver on its mandate through allocation of adequate resources. This is a critical requirement in the PAP Bureau’s efforts to “revive, renew, reposition, and reinvigorate” the institution.
The meeting covered various issues including the PAP budget; the role of the Parliament in the African Union architecture; ongoing staff recruitment process; status of Pan-African Parliamentarians; and the Bureau operational effectiveness.
H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa is in charge of Administration and Finance and assists the Chairperson of the AUC in the execution of his functions to ensure the smooth running of the Commission, and acts as the Chairperson in his absence.
The Pan-African Parliament is gearing up for the Second Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament next month. The Bureau is working to ensure that all the necessary measures and facilities are in place when Pan-African Parliamentarians convene to discuss solutions to the issues facing the continent. The Session is expected to open on 15 May 2023.