Wednesday 3 August 2022 – 23:15
Ennaam Mayara, president of the Chamber of Councillors, said that Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, is ready to support all serious and credible initiatives aimed at serving the causes of the African continent.
In a speech at the closing session of the seventh annual general assembly of the African Parliamentarians Network for Development Assessment, which was organized by the House of Councilors over a three-day period, Mayara affirmed the Kingdom’s determination to support this network to enable it to achieve its development goals, noting that the various African parliaments share the same values and desire to serve the peoples they represent.
The president of the Chamber of Councilors considered that “the next few years will be decisive to ensure a profound transition at the economic and social level in Africa”, referring to the natural and human wealth that abounds in the continent and that is capable of ensuring prosperity and stability for their peoples.
The same Moroccan official highlighted “the need to crystallize a new African model of parliamentary work that seeks to strengthen development mechanisms at the national and continental levels”, emphasizing that “African parliaments are called to face all the challenges related to the common agenda of development in an innovative, realistic and practical way.
For his part, Jeremy Adomaho, president of the Network of African Parliamentarians for Development Assessment and member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Benin, expressed his aspiration to “expand the Network of African Parliamentarians for Development Assessment, with a view to to integrate the 54 African countries”, and thanked the Kingdom of Morocco for “the successful organization of this meeting”, and praised the “hard work of the members of the network secretariat”.
For their part, the representatives of the African parliaments praised “the use by the Kingdom of all possibilities to hold the seventh annual General Assembly of the Network of African Parliamentarians to assess development in the best conditions”, noting that “this date it is to consecrate the culture of evaluation in the continent, promote its development and stimulate the role of parliaments”.
It should be noted that the work of the seventh session of the General Assembly of the Network of African Parliamentarians for Development Assessment, which took place under the theme “Public Parliamentary Engagement for Inclusive Development”, focused on the outcome of the network during the last seven years, the work prospects and future challenges, especially in the context of a changing continental and international environment imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its multidimensional implications.