Bureau of the Pan-African Parliament

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The Bureau of the Pan-African Parliament is the essential leadership of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), consisting of one President and four Vice-Presidents.

The President and each Vice-President represent a different region of Africa. The current members of the Bureau are:[1]

The Bureau is responsible for:

  • The management and administration of the affairs and facilities of Parliament and its organs.
  • Regulating the procedures relating to the financial, organisational and administrative needs in accordance with Financial Rules of the AU and matters concerning Members and the internal organisation of Parliament and its organs.
  • Determining the draft agenda and the programmes of the sessions of Parliament.
  • Determining the establishment, plan and structure of the Secretariat and lay down regulations for the staff, including their terms and conditions of service.
  • Proposing to Parliament for adoption the establishment and job descriptions of its support staff.
  • Proposing, to the Pan African Parliament, the appointment of the Clerk and Deputy Clerks to Parliament.
  • The preparation of the draft budget and its presentation to the responsible Committee.
  • Coordinating and harmonising the functions of Permanent Committees.
  • Any other matters in accordance with the directives issued by Parliament.

Carrying out any other functions as may be prescribed by Parliament or incidental to these functions.

List of presidents[edit]

No. Image President Took office Left office State Party
1 Gertrude Mongella crop.jpg Gertrude Mongella
Mongella Bureau
May 2004 May 2009  Tanzania Chama cha Mapinduzi
2 Idriss Ndele Moussa
Moussa Bureau
May 2009 28 May 2012  Chad Patriotic Salvation Movement
3 Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi
Amadi Bureau
28 May 2012 27 May 2015  Nigeria People's Democratic Party
4 Roger Nkodo Dang 27 May 2015 Incumbent  Cameroon Cameroon People's Democratic Movement

List of Bureaus with representatives by region[edit]

Legend:     President -   Vice-president
No. Mandate Eastern Africa Central Africa Western Africa Northern Africa Southern Africa
1 2004–2009 Gertrude Mongella
Elise Loum
Jerome Sacca Kina Guezere (2004–2005)

Theophile Nata (2005–2009)

Mohammed Lutfi Farhat
Fernando Dias Van-Dúnem
2 2009–2012 Mary Mugyenyi (2009–2011)

Francoise Labelle (2011–2012)

Idriss Ndele Moussa
Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi
Laroussi Hammi
Joram Macdonald Gumbo
3 2012–2015 Juliana Kantengwa
Roger Nkodo Dang
Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi
Moustafa El Gendy
Loide L. Kasingo
4 2015–2018 Ashebir W. Gayo
Roger Nkodo Dang
Bernadette Lahai
 Sierra Leone
Suilma Hay Emhamed Saleh
 Western Sahara
Eduardo Joaquim Mulembwe
5 2018–present Stephen Masele
Roger Nkodo Dang
Haidra Cisse
Bouras Djamel
Chief F. Z. Charumbira

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bureau". Archived from the original on 2015-02-18.

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