By Staff Reporter
The 10th Conference of Speakers of African Assemblies and Senates ended on a high note with the Pan African Parliament (PAP) President, Honourable Roger Nkodo describing the event as “beneficiary from the fruitful interventions and debates, which have once again demonstrated our commitment towards the development of Africa”.
The event was held under the theme “finding durable solutions to forced migrations to accelerate integration and development in Africa: the role of national and regional parliaments”.
“I would like to express my gratitude and that of Pan African Parliamentarians to our guest of honour and to all the Speakers and representatives of Speakers of Assemblies and Senates who by their presence, proved that our institution is fully playing it’s role of being a platform for meetings and debates, as the voice of the people of Africa and to the service of our continent,” said Hon Nkodo ending the conference during the current underway Pan African Parliament Sittings of Committees in Midrand, South Africa.
“I am also pleased to express my sincere thanks to all speakers for the quality of their presentations, which gave responses to our concerns, enabling us to find better ways of dealing with issues, which was the object of our deliberations. At the opening of the Conference, we undertook to reflect and have exchanges on all the ways of looking at issues, and to place the supreme interest of our Continent at the heart of this commitment.”
Nkodo further described the Conference as “essential one of exchange and dialogue” adding that they have a duty to maintain the momentum and to continue to work to respond to the aspirations of the people of Africa.
The president also challenged everyone to work towards creation of a better Africa.
“Though great maybe our successes, and great may be the experiences acquired, 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,” he added.