African Parliamentary Union leader arrives for an assessment visit

By Wellington Makonese

THE Secretary General of the African Parliamentary Union, Mr Idi Gado Boubacar has arrived in Zimbabwe to assess the country’s preparedness to host the 44th conference of African Parliamentary Union set for November.

After touching down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this Monday, Mr Boubacar summed up the importance of his visit, which precedes the African Parliamentary Union Conference in November where 41 national parliaments member states are expected to attend.

“The visit is to assess state of preparedness and discuss recommendations made at the conference in Rwanda ahead of the APU conference in November,” said Mr Boubacar.

The sessions are expected to address sustainable development peace and security issues.

“Issues tabled are on good governance, fight against poverty corruption and ensuring sustainable development” he said.

Zimbabwe got the nod to host the summit at a conference held in Rwanda earlier this year.

The African Parliamentary Union works with international organisations and national parliamentary for promoting peace, democracy and sustainable development in African countries, especially through the organisation of thematic conferences and information as well as training seminars for parliamentarians.