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‘Get Rid Of Dictators,’ MP Ogwal Urges African Countries

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Africa is, this year, celebrating 50 years of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union under the theme: ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.’ The OAU was created in May 1963.


Hon. Ogwal was making a contribution to the debate on two presentations on ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance’ made by Prof. Adoulaye Bathily, Minister of State, Advisor to the President of Senegal, and ‘African Union 50th Anniversary: Achievements and Challenges’ made by Mr. Joel Netshitenzhe, the Executive director, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection.


Both presentations were made recently during a plenary session at the Second Session of the Third Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.


Hon. Ogwal said Africa should not continue exporting its raw materials and creating employment in foreign countries whereas unemployment is rampant on the continent.


“We want a new Africa with a new agenda to ensure that we strengthen our efforts towards integration, where we shall have bigger markets,” she said, adding that, “We should renew our commitment to have women as equal partners in development and politics in Africa.”


Uganda’s other representative, Hon. Onyango Kakoba (Buikwe North) appealed to African leaders to change their attitude towards solving internal challenges if the continent is to develop.


He said that most challenges in Africa are about governance and lack of internal democracy, which must be addressed.


“Because of governance, we find our leaders are at the ICC (International Criminal Court). We report them there and then start complaining of double standards,” he said.


Members decried the level of poverty in various African countries despite the availability of natural resources.

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