Wednesday, March 4, 2015

8TH PAN AFRICAN CONGRESS TO TAKE PLACE IN GHANA

TWS||Nick Waigwa

“The Pan African World We Want” is the theme for the 8th Pan African Congress scheduled to take place in Accra Ghana between the 3rd and 7th March 2015.

7th PAC was held in Uganda; Pic Credit:britannica.com
The 8th Pan African Congress is expected to examine the resolutions of the 7th PAC, which was held in 1994 in Kampala Uganda as well as contemporary issues with a view to charting a way forward towards achieving economic and social progress for African people in the global world.

Heads of State from the Pan African World have been invited to attend the congress and are expected to deliver addresses on various pan African issues to fit into the African renaissance Agenda 2063.

The Congress to be officially opened by Ghana’s President his Excellency John Dramani Mahama is expected to address themes such as the Foundational Roots of Africanism and Africa Renaissance, African Economies in the Global world and the Diaspora.

Other themes to be addressed during the congress are the Youth in the Pan African Movement, Role of women in the struggle for a New Africa as well as Trade Unions & Workers of Africa.

Congress’s organizers - the Pan African Movement, say the congress to be held in collaboration with the Government of Ghana and with the support of the African Union is expected to bring together over 500 delegates.
It will be the third time Africa is hosting the Pan African Congress after the 6th and 7th Pan African Congresses which took place in Daresalaam, Tanzania and Kampala, Uganda in 1974 and 1994 respectively.

Resolutions of the plenary of the 7th Pan African Congress in Kampala had 29 resolutions among them the venue of the next congress which was proposed to take place in Libya, the then crisis in (Rwanda, Conflict in Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Angola), the Pan African Movement’s post-congress organizational structure, the future of Pan African activities, financial status of the Pan African Movement, on the restructuring of the Security Council of the United Nations.
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