African Union to carryout reforms

African Heads of State have tasked Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame to propose detailed reforms which can help the African Union deliver tangible results.

This at the closure of the 27th assembly of the union in Kigali, Rwanda where it was resolved that reforms be carried out so that the continental body can deliver on its mission

The AU chairperson Idriss Débby says tthe brave option they have taken to change AU working methods and shifting to deliver concrete and tangible results has to be organized and reinforced through serious reforms

The proposal for reforms comes at a time when some pundits have openly criticized the African union for focusing more on none issues yet many Africans continue to languish in poverty despite the availability of natural resources that could be used to bring about transformation

President Kagame accepted the task saying he would work in consultation with other leaders to deliver the key reforms which will then be deliberated upon

On the election of the AU commission chairperson which was deferred until January next year, the assembly mandated the current chairperson Nkokozana Dlamin Zuma and her team to run the commission for the next 6 months.

She accepted the proposal of the assembly

Story by

Kenneth Lukwago

July 19 2016