Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2021

PAP and the Motsepe Foundation meet to fine-tune areas of collaboration

Acting President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Hon. Bouras DJAMEL held an engagement with the Motsepe Foundation, represented by Mrs. Brigitte Motsepe RADEBE. The meeting was organised to explore potential areas of cooperation between the two parties.

Covid-19 vaccination in Africa was identified as one of the top priorities. The PAP has undertaken to compliment the Africa Union’s efforts to accelerate access to vaccine and increase vaccination programmes around the continent. While vaccination programmes have begun in some countries, it has been much slower than in wealthier nations.

Meanwhile, Africa has reported over three million infections since the outbreak in March and lockdowns and closed borders have battered economies. The Motsepe Foundation has pledged to work with the PAP to identify countries which require vaccines and engage organisations which can provide funding for the vaccines.

In 2019, The PAP appointed business mogul, Mrs. Brigitte Motsepe RADEBE as a goodwill Ambassador during the August Committee Sittings of the Parliament, with the hope her involvement would bring a new vision for the aspired Pan-Africanism.

“PAP believes this appointment will motivate women and that it is an opportunity for the continental Parliament to showcase the ability and capability of African women to the entire world,” says Hon. Djamel.

Mrs. Motsepe will work with the PAP Permanent committees on Agriculture, Gender, Trade, Finance, Health and Education to understand the needs and see how the Motsepe Foundation can assist as part of their missions. The Foundation will also work with the Committtee on Education on issues of decolonizing sport, arts and heritage, especially in the context of the AU theme for 2021:” Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want."