The African Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network (APMON), a network of parliamentary monitoring organizations across Africa, has been launched in Accra, Ghana.

The Network is made up of organizations that monitor and engage parliaments across the continent and seek to advance open parliament within national and regional parliaments.

The Working Group of the continental Network had a Conference in Accra between Monday, March 28 and Friday, April 1, 2022, to discuss the formation, structure, and functions of the African Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network, and jointly developed initiatives and activities that will help promote parliamentary openness across Africa.

The Conference had representatives from the Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica), Mzalendo Trust in Kenya, Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), and Pan-Africa Parliament CSOs Forum (PAP-CSO Forum),

The remaining CSOs participating in the Accra meeting were; the African Parliamentary Press Network (APPN), and the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) in South Africa.

The meeting also discussed the strategic goals of the network, a draft regulatory framework for the Africa Parliamentary Monitoring Organisations Network and the governance structure.

Story By: Joseph Gakpo/myjoyonline.com

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