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Kenya, AU to work together in reforming continental body

Kenya, AU to work together in reforming continental body
Chairperson of the African Union Moussa Faki with President William Ruto at State House, Nairobi on June 29,2023.

President William Ruto and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat have agreed to collaborate on reforming the Commission.

The decision was reached during a meeting held at State House, Nairobi where they discussed the importance of building a secure, peaceful, equitable, and climate-resilient Africa.

Additionally, they emphasized the urgent need for peace in Sudan.

President Ruto highlighted the significance of partnerships in addressing the challenges posed by climate change, which have had adverse effects on communities and ecosystems in the region.

He expressed optimism that by responding collectively and in a coordinated manner, Africa can make significant progress in its development and achieve its aspirations.

Earlier in the month, President Ruto had called upon the African Union to implement urgent reforms to align with global standards.

During the 22nd Summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Governments in Zambia, he emphasized the importance of empowering the Union through comprehensive reform that aligns its performance with its goals.

He also engaged with legislators of the Pan-African Parliament, urging them to prioritize the AU Reform Agenda.

President Ruto stressed the need to examine and rationalize the roles of various AU structures, including the bureau, summits, committees, regional caucuses, secretariat, and commission.

By doing so, Africa can establish a continental governance body that is well-suited to engage globally and effectively address the continent’s challenges.


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