Daily Trust (Abuja)

28 November 2012

Africa: Long Period of Dictatorship Stalled Africa Parliamentary Process - Tambuwal

Uyo — The 20th century Africa has been ruled by military dictators and this has slowed down parliamentary process in the continent, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the first edition of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of African Youths Parliament held in Uyo yesterday, Tambuwal noted that during period there was general poor knowledge about parliamentary process.

He charged the participants to use the conference to educate the people on a wide range of parliamentary issues and processes for the interest of democracy.

Earlier while declaring the conference open, Governor Akpabio stressed the need for economic integration of Africa continent as a strategy for job creation, development and rapid progress in the continent.

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