Media Advisory

03 May 2013

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to address Opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will deliver a message of solidarity at the Opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) scheduled for 6-17 May 2013 in Midrand.

It is expected that H.E John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, will deliver a keynote address during the Opening Session of the PAP.

All media are invited as follows:

Date: Monday, 6 May 2013

Time: 08:00

Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

RSVP: Khalid A. Dahab, Senior Information, Communication and Media Relations Officer, Pan African Parliament, email: khalid.dahab@panafricanparliament.org/ or kadahab@hotmail.com

Programme:

Opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament, Monday, 6 May 2013

08:30-08:50 All Guests are seated in the Chamber

09:05-09:15 Welcome remarks by H.E Bethel N. Amadi, President of the PAP and Official Opening

09:15-10:15 Swearing in of new Members

10:15-11:30 Statements and messages of solidarity

  • Dr Frannie Lautier, Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation ( ACBF)

  • H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency

  • H.E Mrs Catherine Dupe Atoki, Chairperson African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Hon lady Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

  • Mr. Akere Muna, Chairperson of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of The African Union (ECOSOCC)

  • Hon. Lindiwe Maseko, Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature of South Africa

  • Hon. Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Speaker of National Assembly of Angola

  • Hon. Guillaume Soro, Speaker of National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire

  • Hon. James Wani Igga, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of the South Sudan

  • Hon. Margaret Zziwa, President of the Regional Parliament of EALA

  • Hon. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, President of the Regional Parliament of ECOWAS

  • Hon. Vincent Bouyou, President of the Regional Parliament of CEMAC

  • Hon. Abdool Razack Mohamed Ameen, President of the Parliamentary Forum of SADC

  • H.E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa

12:00-13:00 Address by the Guest of Honour, H.E John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

13:00 Photo session

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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