Johannesburg - As South Africans approach voting day, African Parliamentarians have gathered in Midrand for the commencement of the second ordinary session of the fifth legislature of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP).
PAP president Roger Nkodo Dang has wished South Africa a successful day of voting on Wednesday and also thanked the host country for ensuring that PAP functions with ease in order to deliver its mandate.
The speakers of three national assemblies attended PAP’s opening ceremony on Monday.
They included the first female President of the United Arab Emirates’ Federal National Council, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, the speaker of Malawi’s parliament Richard Msowoya, and the representative of the speaker of the Gabon’s national assembly, Richard Royembo.
In the chamber, Qubaisi said the observer status that was requested by the UAE would allow African parliamentarians and the UAE to work closer together and strengthen strategic partnerships.