House of Representatives has agreed to partner with Africa Union Parliament to boost trade, investment, employment and parliamentary democracy in Africa
This was stated by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha when a delegation of African Union Parliament led by its President, Hon Bethel Amadi visited the House Leadership in his office.
The Deputy Speaker who observed slow pace of development in Africa informed the AU Parliament’s delegation of the preparedness of the House towards collaborating with the regional body to facilitate development in the continent.
He notes: “the House is prepared to give the leadership of African Union Parliament the necessary support to succeed. We will partner with the parliament to ensure that it achieves the legislative agenda which it has set out for itself and to ensure that trade, investment and employment are boosted in Africa.”
He extolled Hon Bethel Amadi for his emergence as the President of African Union Parliament, commending the regional body for making development-based issues centre-point of its agenda in the next 3 years.
President of Africa Union Parliament, Hon Bethel Amadi noted that the agenda of the regional body revolved around domesticating parliamentary democracy in Africa, increasing African trade and to tackle unemployment.
He regretted the low level of African trade account which he put at 10 percent; Europe 70 percent, Asia 56 percent and America 40 percent.
He expressed appreciation to the House leadership for their unassailable support in clinching the position of AU Parliament’s Presidency.
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