Lift Sanctions against Sudan, PAP urges
The Pan African Parliament has been urged to adopt a resolution demanding the immediate lifting of sanctions against Sudan.
H.E. Hon. Mahadi Ibrahim, former Minister of Communication in Sudan while presenting a report on the impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights in Sudan said that the classification of Sudan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism was without justification or proof and has instead subjected the country to economic, developmental, humanitarian and legal restrictions designed to undermine its growth and development.
“Africa is threatened by the alliance of the old colonial powers and forces of neo-colonialism working across borders to destabilise it, impede its agricultural, industrial and social development, plunder its wealth and resources,” he said.
PAP President Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang said African legislators should demonstrate solidarity with the people and government of Sudan and come out strongly against the sanctions imposed on Sudan.
He expressed gratitude to the governments of Uganda and South Africa for ensuring the safety of President Omar al Bashir of Sudan when he visited them.
Uganda’s representative, Hon. Jacquiline Amongin, said PAP should stand strong in solidarity with Sudan. She noted that several countries in Africa were going through the challenge of conflict and imperialism and that it is important to be united as one continent.
Uganda’s delegation to the continental body includes Hon. Jacqueline Amongin (NRM, Ngora), also the leader of the delegation; Prof. Ogenga Latigo (FDC, Agago North); Hon. Anifa Bangirana Kawooya (NRM, Ssembabule); Hon. Felix Okot Ogong (NRM, Dokolo South) and Hon. Babirye Kadogo (Ind. Buyende).