The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters has adopted a Report on Capacity Building Workshop on Labour, Migration and Governance as well as recommendations on Labour migration governance in Africa which are set to be presented to the Plenary session. PAP is currently hosting its Second Session of the Sixth parliament in Midrand, South Africa, held under the 2023 AU theme, “Accelerating the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”.
The Report on Capacity Building Workshop on Labour, Migration and Governance aims to build the capacity of PAP parliamentarians on the governance of labour migration in Africa. It also seeks to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the parliamentarians on key concepts related to migration and labour migration, particularly in the African context.
The report further strengthens their understanding of the process and tools for ratification and legislative incorporation of legal instruments and police frameworks to enable them to make an informed contribution to ongoing processes aimed at improving migration-related policies. It also clarifies how parliamentarians and parliaments can play a greater role in addressing labour migration at different levels-national, bilateral, and regional.
“We are satisfied with the progress amde so far by our Committee,” said Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration, Chairperson, Hon. Senator John Bonds Bideri. “Our engagements make our final document that we will present at Plenary richer, stronger and perfect. Africans must understand that our mandate is broad and we need to pull in the same direction. This is the year for our Committee to shine; we also have the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) task ahead of us which will make our continent great. We are on track and we have been working hard to realise our mandate in this regard.”