Five Members of Parliament from Uganda have been sworn in as new Members of the Pan African Parliament (PAP).
The Ugandan MPs, who were designated by the Uganda Parliament to sit on the continental body, took oath on Tuesday during the Third Ordinary Session of the Fourth PAP sitting at the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.
The Ugandan MPs sworn in were Jacqueline Amongin (NRM, Ngora), who is the Leader of the Ugandan PAP delegation; Prof. Ogenga Latigo (FDC, Agago North); Anifa Bangirana Kawooya (NRM, Sembabule); Felix Okot Ogong (NRM, Dokolo South) and Babirye Kadogo (Independent, Buyende).
Other new members sworn in on Tuesday were from Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Niger, Mauritania and Zambia.
The PAP is one of the organs of the African Union (au) and comprises five members from each of the 54 African Parliaments. Established in March 2004, the legislature has its headquarters in Midrand, South Africa.
The objectives of the PAP are, among others, to promote peace, security and stability on the continent; facilitate co-operation and development in Africa; promote human rights and democracy and to encourage good governance, transparency and accountability in member states.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK