Τετάρτη, 16 Μαΐου 2018

Pan-African Parliament, May 2018, “Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation”



Orthodox Metropolis of Zambia and Malawi

Pan-African Parliament
May 7 to 18 “Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation”

Official opening of the sixth Ordinary Session of the 4th Parliament at the PAP in Gallagher, Midrand, South Africa.
At least eighty Parliamentarians sworn in as new Members of the Pan African Parliament during the opening ceremony of the sixth Ordinary Session of the fourth Parliament that have taken place today in Midrand, South Africa.
Four new MPs from South Africa joined Santosh Vinita Kalyan who will serve another term. These are; Thandi Modise, Thokozile Didiza, Julius Malema and Mandlesizwe Mandela.

Archbishop Ioannis of Zambia and Malawi in his capacity as liaison between the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) and PAP addressed Message of good will of the leadership of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy.
Among others, the session will discuss and make resolutions and recommendations on matters and issues that include the Europe-Africa Forum on the Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Flows, the Report on the AU Year of Combating Corruption and the Report on Repealing Defamation Laws to Promote Press Freedom.
The PAP has 255 members representing 55 AU member states that had ratified the protocol establishing it. In terms of article 4 (2) of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African Economic Community relating to the PAP, each state would be represented by five members.

The five members from each country should include at least one woman and reflect the diversity of political representation in the national parliament or deliberative organ.


8 of May 2018 Midrand (here)

The President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang receives Archbishop Ioannis of Zambia and Malawi in his capacity as liaison between the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) and PAP at his office at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng Province.
During the meeting, both Archbishop Ioannis and Hon. Nkodo Dang briefly discussed the progress of the Pan African Parliament and the need for positive changes for the development of the continent. 
Archbishop Ioannis conveyed the message of greetings of the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria Theodore (Theodoros) II and also discussed the proposal of having, in the near future, the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” an important platform for discussing various issues of inter-civilization dialogue. The forum aims to bring together different people who are united in their sincere striving to establish the ideals of peace, good and mutual help within society.


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