Moses MagadzaLUANDA, ANGOLA – Members of Parliament (MPs) from differentThe MPs received and debated a number of key motions as they moved to tackle common challenges affecting the SADC Region. The Plenary began with an official opening ceremony and a symposium last Monday. The Plenary, which is the ultimate decision-making body of SADC PF, considered and adopted a report of the Forum’s Executive Committee.Acting SADC PF Secretary General Ms Boemo Sekgoma said that the Executive Committee presented three reports: on general management of the institution, on financial matters and one related to amendment to the rules and constitution of the Forum with a view to strengthen certain areas – including establishment of a forum for chairpersons of Standing Committees and the Chairperson of the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (RWPC).Sekgoma said in terms of motions, topical ones were moved. One of the motions focused on strengthening developmental States in Southern Africa as an alternative model to the neo-liberal developmental framework. Siphosezwe Masango of South Africa moved that motion. Another motion was on engagement with the Parliaments of Comoros and Madagascar to encourage them to join SADC PF. This is after their governments have already joined SADC and have been formally admitted.A… Read full this story
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