Sunday, 17 January 2010

Prof Maurice Iwu- Chair of the nigeria independent Electoral commission in the House of commons
The UK all Party Parliamentary Group on Africa chaired by Hon Hugh Bailey Map for York city and Hon Meg Hellier Mp for Shoreditch and Home office junior minister
Prof Maurice Iwu signing his work that wa s found by the member of the house in the commons

The main purpose of the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Groupis to raise the profile of African and pan-African issues in parliament.The Africa APPG was launched, with unprecedented success, on January the 20th 2003. Hugh Bayley MP and Lord Lea of Crondall decided to set up the group to focus on issues which affect the whole of Africa as a continent.It was agreed to establish an Africa All Party Parliamentary Group to promote Africa, in particular the issues relating to NEPAD, as a foreign policy priority in Parliament.
The members are Hugh Bayley,Lord Lea of Crondall,Lord Chidgey,Mark Pritchard,Baroness D'Souza,Lord Freeman,Sally Keeble.In March 2005 and in advance of the G8 Summit, they published a second report: "The UK Government and Africa in 2005: How joined up is Whitehall?"
Prof Maurice Iwu visit to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
The CPA works in the fields of good governance, of democracy and elections, and of human rights, while special attention is also paid to gender sensitizing (through the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians) and to promoting awareness of parliamentary democracy among the youth of the Commonwealth. Active CPA Branches now exist in nearly 170 national, state, provincial and territorial Parliaments and Legislatures, with a total membership approaching 15,000 Parliamentarians.

The Association's mission is to promote the advancement of parliamentary democracy by enhancing knowledge and understanding of democratic governance. It seeks to build an informed parliamentary community able to deepen the Commonwealth's democratic commitment and to further co-operation among its Parliaments and Legislatures. This mission is achieved through a Strategic Plan which ensures CPA activities continue to meet the changing needs of today's Parliamentarians.

CPA programmes provide the sole means of regular consultation among Commonwealth Members, fostering fostering co-operation and understanding promoting the study of and respect for good parliamentary practice. This role is endorsed by Commonwealth Parliaments and Heads of Government