Mukayijore to represent Rwanda in Pan-African Parliament

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 24 July 2020 at 02:04

The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, July 23, voted MP Suzanne Mukayijore to represent Rwanda in the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) with 76 votes out of 80 MPs who were present at the plenary sitting.

Mukayijore is replacing Nyirarukundo Ignatienne, who was given other responsibilities.

MP Mukayijore has joined the Rwandan Parliament on a ticket of the Liberal Party (PL).

She replaced former MP Ignatienne, who was given other responsibilities by the government on November 4, 2019, and was appointed to the Ministry of Local Government as State Minister in charge of social welfare.

Nyirarukundo has also chaired the Rwanda Women Parliament Forum, FFRP.

Each member country of the African Union has MPs who represent it in the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), elected by their peers in their respective national parliaments.

The representation of the country in the Pan-African Parliament is in line with the norms of the members of the National Assembly in their respective countries.

The PAP began operating in March 2004. Its members are elected for a three-year term.

Mukayijore Suzanne elected to represent Rwanda in the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
Mukayijore was elected with 76 votes out of 80 MPs who were present at the plenary sitting

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