Kigali, 22 October 2018

President Kagame has addressed the Pan African Parliament that is holding its session in Rwanda for two weeks under the theme: Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation.

In his address, President Kagame stated that there were important changes taking place on the continent and in the wider world which he said Africans should be ready to meet.

“It is about getting our house in order, and speaking with one voice to advance Africa’s interests. Working together, is the only way to give Africa’s position the weight it deserves, in the wider geopolitical context. At the same time, illusions of moral hierarchy, that divided continents and peoples, are crumbling rapidly, as we have been seeing. Responsibility for Africa’s security and prosperity is firmly in our hands. We must meet the imperative of good governance, with innovations and solutions drawn from Africa’s rich experiences and cultures, even as we remain open to benefiting from the best global insights.”

The Session discusses peace and security in Africa, the role and impact of the African Union electoral observation missions with a focus on cases of electoral disputes across the continent, transitional justice, the draft model disability law, and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Review Reports.

Also known as the African Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union. The Parliament has over 275 members representing AU member states.