African Head of States implored to implement policies that will resolve conflicts in the continent.

The Conference of Speakers of African Assemblies and Senates has requested Heads of States and governments to undertake a vigorous and effective leadership in order to resolve conflicts in Africa and reduce forced migration.
The speakers’ conference was being held at Pan African Parliament’s sitting of permanent committees that was held last week in Midrand, South Africa.
The conference was being held under the theme: Finding durable solution to forced migration to expediate integration and development in Africa: the role of national and regional Parliaments.”
Reading the resolutions after a two-day conference, the chairperson of the conference, Idriss Ndele Mousa of Niger called on the leaders to contribute effectively to the elimination of the structural causes of conflict and violation of human rights.
“Conference of Speakers calls on members to contribute effectively to the elimination of the structural causes of conflict, particularly corruption, extreme poverty, gender inequality and other forms of discrimination as well as violation of Human rights, low participation in politics, organised crime, poor management of resources and issues relating to the rights of the youth and youth unemployment.”
The conference also resolved to contribute to the development of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) while also committing to mobilisation of member states to ratify the Agreement.
“The conference congratulates heads of states for signing the AfCFTA Agreement and its protocols.It also undertakes to contribute to the development of the AfCFTA and its recommendations, while committing to mobilise member states to ratify the Agreement and internalise the protocols relating to it.”
Delegates invited the Presidents of African Parliaments to see to it that 16 countries ratify African Union legal Instruments and Malabo Protocol relating to PAP by December 2019 to enable PAP to obtain legislative powers.
PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang in his closing speech expressed gratitude indicated that the Speakers’ presence was ondicative of their service to Africa.
“I would like to express my gratitude and that of Pan African Parliamentarians to our guest of honour and to all Speakers and all representative of Speakers of Assemblies and Senates who by their presence, proved that our institution is fully playing its role of being a platform for meetings and debates as the voice of the people of Africa and to the service of our continent.
“We should work to open and explore new projects for the development of our continent, since our role is that of serving our populations who have placed great hope in us.The achievements of today are the fruit of our commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance, for which i must thank you.” he said


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