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APRMF from Ellen to Kenyatta

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African leaders at the 25th AU Summit pose for a photoshot at the conference venue in Johannesburg, South Africa
African leaders at the 25th AU Summit pose for a photoshot at the conference venue in Johannesburg, South Africa

(elbcradio.com/June 18, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has turned over the chairmanship of the African Peer Review Mechanism Forum (APRMF) to her Vice chairperson, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Johnson-Sirleaf handed over the post after occupying the position for two consecutive years.
The handing over of the APRMF Chairmanship took place at the weekend, during the 23rd Summit of the Committee of Heads of States and Governments.

Issues highlighted at the Summit included, “the future of the APRM” and progress report on its Panel of Eminent Persons, the Annual Progress Report on the implementation of National Plans of Action of Sierra Leone and Uganda, among others.

During the meeting, the Liberian Leader paid homage to two fallen officials of the Panel of Eminent Persons, and also gave a historical reflection on the establishment of the APRM.

She acknowledged the peaceful democratic transitions that are taking place across the continent and pledged the APRM’s solidarity to the ongoing democratic processes.

President Johnson-Sirleaf emphasized the importance of the review process and urged improvement in making it useful and result-focused through National Plans of Action to be developed by the reviewed countries.

For his part, the APRM Forum’s newly inducted Chairperson, President Uhuru Kenyatta, acknowledged President Johnson-Sirleaf’s able leadership over the past two years of her term.

President Kenyatta called on all to bear responsibility for what he called, an “innovative home-grown” and effective tool for good governance on the continent.
 

 


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