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Monday, April 20, 2020

Pan-African Parliament hails Africa’s response to COVID-19

By Jeffrey ONGANGA
The international health crisis caused by COVID-19 is extraordinarily overwhelming. African countries, as the whole world have mobilized to face and win this unprecedented health war as a collective.
Pan-African parliamentarians join the leaders of our continent in this tireless fight against this devastating pandemic for our societies.The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) wishes to note and to welcome the virtuous measures taken by several African heads of state to join forces to build a common pool of financial and human resources to respond to COVID-19.
The PAP wishes to welcome the initiative of the Chair of the African Union, H.E CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa for the appointment of four special envoys to lead the mobilization of international support for the continent's efforts.
The PAP also wishes to salute His Majesty King MOHAMED VI of Morocco for his willingness to share knowledge and technology with the rest of the continent for the much-required manufacturing of equipment which are crucial in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
The PAP has taken note, welcomes and supports the call for a coordinated multilateral response for Africa by the 18 heads of state and government as well as international institutions who were joined by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki MAHAMAT.
In the same manner, the PAP wishes to acknowledge all efforts by respective leaders in the 55 member-states of the African Union. All these actions will undoubtedly allow our continent to share experiences and good practices which will facilitate a unified health, economic and social impact.
Pan-African Parliament in turn commits to putting in place all necessary means to ensure implementation of continental leadership initiatives at national level, and calls on all Pan-African Parliamentarians to make necessary efforts in their states to allow our continent to overcome current challenges and pursue the path of development of which Africans can take full ownership.
Pan-African Parliament strongly believes that solutions that are inclusive of all African countries will help the continent to definitively overcome this pandemic.

Jeffrey ONGANGA is the Media Officer, Pan African Parliament

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