On 27 February 2020, Members of Parliament attended a seminar organized by the Pan African Movement, Rwanda Chapter (PAM Rwanda), themed “Pan Africanism in Governance and Leadership, The Role of Parliament”. MPs expressed their support to the PAM Rwanda, offering to help enhance its visibility by raising awareness of the public opinion on its activities.
Rt. Hon. Dr Augustin Iyamuremye, President of the Senate, officiating at the official opening of the seminar, hailed parliamentarians for their participation and contribution of ideas. He also congratulated members and leaders of the PAM Rwanda for having successfully organized the event which was a suitable platform to discuss and share African values.
In the light of the topic of the day, he underlined the role of parliamentarians in helping the PAM achieve its mission, particularly championing the general interests of Rwandan citizens and those of African people in general.
“One of the points we should bear in mind as far as the topic of this seminar is concerned is our role in preserving good governance which reassures the people through pro-people institutions which work for socio-economic transformation whereby public service is perceived as both duty of leaders and rights of the people”, Iyamuremye said.
The seminar was officially closed by Rt. Hon. Donatille Mukabalisa, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, who declared that parliamentarians would increase their support to the work of the PAM by raising public awareness on its activities while sustaining its achievements as a contribution to the development of the African continent.
“As parliamentarians, we are now committed to making sure that the activities of the PAM are more visible than before so that potentials that our continent is endowed with are efficiently exploited for the advancement of Africa and its people.” She declared.
The seminar which was attended by Senators and Deputies focused on the mission and functioning of PAM Rwanda as well as its institutional partnership and the role of pan Africanism in establishing institutions and leadership capable of bringing about sustainable development in Rwanda and Africa as a whole.