New Group of Ugandan MPs Takes Oath at Pan African Parliament

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They include Ngora woman MP Jacqueline Amongin, Agago North MP Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo Sembabule woman MP Anifa Bangirana Kawooya, Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong and Buyende Woman MP Veronica Babirye Kadogo.

Five Ugandan legislators have taken oath o represent Uganda in the Pan African Parliament, the legislative organ of the African Union.

The Members who were designated to the continental body took oath during the Third Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament sitting at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt today.

They include Ngora woman MP Jacqueline Amongin, Agago North MP Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo Sembabule woman MP Anifa Bangirana Kawooya, Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogong and Buyende Woman MP Veronica Babirye Kadogo.

The members pledged to preserve, protect and defend the Constitutive Act of the African Union and the protocol of the Treaty, promote adherence to the principles of good governance, democracy and human rights, international humanitarian law, peace, stability and all objectives of the Pan African Parliament.

//Cue in.. I Bangirana…..
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Other MPs who took oath today were from Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Niger, Mauritania and Zambia. The parliament comprises five members from each of the 54 African Parliaments. Established in March 2004, the legislature has its headquarters in Midrand, South Africa.

It is tasked, 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.

It was envisaged from the onset that PAP should have full legislative powers but as it stands now, the organ exercises only consultative and advisory powers. However, there are plans to give the body full legislative functions with its Members elected from outside the membership of national parliaments.

In his welcome remarks to the new and returning Members, the PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang, reiterated his call for the need for Member states to sign and ratify the Malabo Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union on the PAP, which was adopted by a decision of the AU Assembly in 2014, in Equatorial Guinea.