Above: Speakers and Members of Parliament join the 80th CPA Africa Regional Executive Committee in Nairobi, Kenya. Click here for more images (copyright: Kenya National Assembly).
The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the role of African Legislatures in implementing measures to counter the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a key focus on mainstreaming representation for people living with disabilities.
Delegates attended the meetings from 18 CPA Branches in the Africa Region including Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Representatives from State and Provincial Legislatures from Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania also attended the meeting.
The Chairperson of the CPA Africa Regional Executive Committee, Rt Hon. Justin B. Muturi, EGH, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya welcomed delegates including Rt Hon. Ndugai Job Yustino, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania; Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria; and Hon. Tsenoli Solomon Lechesa, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa.
A number of Sub-Committees took place during the meetings of the CPA Africa Regional Executive Committee including the Program Planning and Finance (PPF) Sub- Committee as well as a meeting of the CPA Africa Investment Board.
The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region Steering Committee also held a meeting chaired by Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba, CWP Africa Chairperson (Nigeria) to discuss women’s leadership and CWP activities for the Region.