‘PAP ir­rel­e­vant’

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

WHAT HAP­PENED THE PAN-AFRICAN PAR­LIA­MENT met for its 11th or­di­nary ses­sion in Midrand (north of Jo­han­nes­burg) but seem­ingly un­no­ticed in some news­rooms. How­ever, those who cov­ered the event re­flected that PAP’s ma­jor chal­lenge in its first phase as an ad­vi­sory body to the African Union was lack of re­sources and cast doubts on its fu­ture prospects. CITY PRESS said PAP is de­vel­op­ing as an in­sti­tu­tion and slowly gain­ing in­flu­ence but warned the next stage – which in­volves striv­ing for greater vis­i­bil­ity and over­sight pow­ers to en­sure the im­ple­men­ta­tion of AU poli­cies – would be tougher. How­ever, Busi­ness Day said PAP is an ir­rel­e­vant and tooth­less body go­ing nowhere.

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