Malawi should ratify all AU Charters – State of the Union

State of the Union national Coordinator Edward Chileka Banda has called upon Malawi Government to sign the outstanding African Union charters and protocols so that the country should fully benefit from the charters.

Minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda;  Give assurances to ratify
Minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda; Give assurances to ratify

“Let me commend the Malawi Government for performing well at levels of signing and ratification since out of 14 AU instruments assessed, Malawi has ratified 12 instruments, among key charters, Malawi ratified the Anti-Corruption and Democracy charters, Abujah Declaration, Protocols for the empowerment of women, youth and protection of child rights,” said Chileka.

Banda said Malawi has made remarkable progress towards domestication and implementation of the signed AU instruments.

He told the foreign Minister George Chaponda  who was also in attendance during the event that government should strengthen country’s coordination and monitoring mechanisms for the implementation of AU instruments and other international obligation.

Chileka called upon government to adequately improve responsiveness and accountability to its citizens through population, consultations, and implementation.

The 2015 compliance report was written after assessment and monitoring of domestication and implementation of AU protocals conventions since early 2015.

During the function, Chaponda pledged government commitment in making sure that the charters are fully popularised to the common citizenry.

Chaponda cited financial capacity as one of the challenges which is being experienced to fully domesticates the charters.

Former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda presided over the function.

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