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President Kagame leads African Union overhaul
Published on 19-07-2016 - at 06:07' by Théophile Niyitegeka

President Paul Kagame was, at the end of the 27th African Union Summit, assigned to initiate reforms in the African Union Commission and report outcomes to the council of heads of states.

Reforms in AU commission were last undertaken and reported in January, 2016.

The commissioner in charge of administration in the AU, Amine Idriss Adoum recently announced that reforms being undertaken in the structure of AU will clearly define responsibilities based on existing plans.

President Kagame has expressed readiness to fulfill the task.

“The duty is about seeking together the way of attaining good results without wasting time and resources,” he said.

“It is a big responsibility assigned to us.We are workers of this continent and we ought not to escape our duties.We will do it by all means based on our existing capacities and working with others,” he added.

While giving her remarks to ministers of foreign affairs who attended the 27th African Union Summit, the chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in the recently concluded AU summit, said that several achievements have been realized including reforms in the guidelines of AU commission workers, new strategies, ,internal and external audit of AU commission, improving the process of staff travels, tendering processes among others.

The structure of African Union is also supposed to be overhauled so that guiding principles comply with Agenda 2063.

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President Paul Kagame

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