24 June 2013

Africa: Ethiopia Hosts Ombudsman Association's Four General Assembly

Luanda — The 4th General Assembly of the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) will take place in the first quarter of 2014 at the headquarters of AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This was decided over the last weekend by members of AOMA executive committee, who gathered in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

This was said to Angop on Sunday in Luanda by the current President of AOMA and Ombudsman of Angola, Dr. Paulo Tjipilica, when returning from Burkina Faso.

He said that the meeting was important because there was a need of establishing the venue to host the referred general assembly.

The meeting will debate internal matters related to organisation, conflicts situation in Africa, issues lined to good governance and guarantee of the citizens' rights and respects, as well as the presentation of the probable candidates to replace the Angolan in the presidency of AOMA.

The Ombudsman is an independent, impartial public official with authority and responsibility to receive, investigate or informally address the complaints of ordinary citizens about the actions or maladministration of certain public bodies (government departments and institutions), and, when appropriate, make findings and recommendations, and publish reports.

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