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Uhuru urges African nations to re-build 'peer review'

29 January 2016, 19:59

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday launched a push to integrate the African Peer Review Mechanism into the African Union system to make it more relevant, and to provide the cash required to meet their ambitious plans.

Capital News reported that President Kenyatta, who is the chairperson of APRM, told fellow leaders that it was imperative that they meet their budgetary obligations to ensure that the APRM became more effective and delivered on its mandate of improving governance on the continent.

The President, who spoke when he opened a special summit of the committee of Heads of State and Government participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism, called for strengthening of APRM’s linkage with regional economic blocs and NEPAD programmes.

He said APRM, through which African countries subject themselves to standards they have to achieve for better governance, would become more relevant when linked to the implementation of frameworks such as the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

“We must hasten the integration of the APRM in the African Union system. This will make the mechanism more credible, relevant, and visible at the continental stage and will give impetus to our revitalisation efforts,” the President said.

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According to The Star, President Kenyatta, who took over the leadership of the APRM last year, called for the special summit to renew Africa’s commitment to the review system for better governance.

So far, 37 countries have acceded to the system out of which 17 have been reviewed with Djibouti, Zambia and Tanzania being the latest countries to go through the review.

“The reviews have been key in helping us identify areas that require improvement to create enabling environment to pursue our development agenda. It is my hope and expectation that the remaining countries will expedite the process of initiating reviews,” said the President.

President Kenyatta urged the Heads of State and Government gathered at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa that they should revitalise Africa’s voluntary guest for better governance.

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