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AU MPs discuss illicit financial flows, labour mobility

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 7th August 2018 12:00 PM

The Pan African Parliament will discuss legislation on disability in the continent and labour mobility in Africa.

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The Pan African Parliament will discuss legislation on disability in the continent and labour mobility in Africa.

PIC: Uganda’s representatives, Felix Okot Ogong (left) and Anifa Bangirana Kawooya (right).

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KAMPALA - African legislators have assembled in Midrand, South Africa to attend the Pan African Parliament Committee meetings to end on Friday.

Uganda’s delegation to the Pan African Parliament includes Jacqueline Amongin (Ngora), Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo (Agago North), Anifa Bangirana Kawooya (Ssembabule), Felix Okot Ogong (Dokolo South) and Babirye Kadogo (Buyende).

The Pan African Parliament has 11 permanent committees and in their agenda will discuss legislation on disability in the continent; labour mobility within Africa; the status of peace and security on the continent; illicit financial flows among others.

The MPs will also discuss the human rights situation in Africa; advocate for rule of law and prevent violent extremism through educating youth to be resilient to crime and terrorism; there will also be meetings of the youth and women's caucus.

The Pan African Parliament is one of the organs of the African Union. It comprises five MPs from each of the 55 African Parliaments.

Established in March 2004, the legislature has its headquarters in Midrand, South Africa.

The objectives of the PAP are, among others, to promote peace, security and stability in the region; facilitate cooperation and development in Africa; promote human rights and democracy and to encourage good governance, transparency and accountability in member states.

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