The President of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) H.E. Roger Nkodo Dang, which is one of the 12 organs of the African Union, is visiting Zimbabwe to pay a courtesy call on Zimbabwe’s new President ED Mnangagwa.
The Pan African Parliament was established by the 1991 Abuja Treaty but started business in 2004. The PAP President who leads a high powered delegation to Zimbabwe on Sunday the 4th of February will be received by the Zimbabwe Parliamentary delegation to PAP comprising Delegation leader Hon Chen Chimutengwende who is also the Deputy President of Senate; Hon Dr Tapiwa Mashakada( Hatfield) who chairs the (PAP) Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration Matters; Hon Ladislous Ndoro (Murewa east), Hon Chief Charumbira who chairs the PAP Committee on Audit and Public Accounts.
The First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa who chairs the Southern African Caucus of PAP is also expected to join the delegation. The Pan African Parliament hosts 250 MPs from 54 African countries covering North Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and West Africa.
PAP makes model laws and recommendations for the good governance of the AU and the integration of the African Continent. It directly represents the people of Africa. Hon Dang is expected to meet the Speaker of Parliament Hon Advocate Jacob Mudenda, The President of Senate, Hon Ednah Madzongwe; The Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda; The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Hon Rtd Lt.General Sibusiso Busi Moyo and Hon Ziyambi, respectively.