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PAP Vice Presidency: Uganda’s Parliament endorse Kawooya

A member of Uganda’s delegation to the Pan African Parliament (PAP), Hon. Anifa Kawooya has indicated interest to contest for the position of Vice President of the continental parliament representing East Africa Region.

She is currently the Chairperson of the Women Caucus of the Pan African Parliament and describes herself as a gender activist.

PAP’s Bureau election comes up in May 2021, following the expiration of the tenure of the current leadership.

Hon. Kawooya inched closer to achieving her ambition when she was recently endorsed by the Parliament of Uganda.

Her endorsement was sequel to a motion by another member of Uganda’s delegation to PAP, Hon. Jacquelline Amongin urging the Parliament to support her. The motion was unanimously adopted.

The Pan African Parliament was established by Article 17 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union  to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the development and economic integration of the continent. The seat of the parliament is in Midrand, South Africa.

According to the PAP Protocol, the parliament’s Bureau consists of a President and four vice presidents representing the five regions of the continent.

Each country delegation to the PAP consists of five (5) parliamentarians and the tenure of the bureau is three years.

Kawooya has been a member of Uganda’s Parliament since 2001 and a member of the Pan African Parliament since 2016.  

In October 2017 Hon. Kawooya was one of the PAP MPs that led a delegation of legislators to the United States and successfully negotiated the lifting of sanctions on Sudan.

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