By Jennifer Y Omiloli
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives is at the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Africa Region, conference being held in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Femi Gbajabiamila, who led the delegates, said that the conference will help the enhancement of democracy in Africa.
Among delegates led by Gbajabiamila are lawmakers from the National Assembly, including Deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege.
Gbajabiamila stated that the delegation will utilise the CPA to develop democracy in both Nigeria and Africa and while fostering cooperation among member nations.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the conference is set to be held on Wednesday, September 4.
Tagged the E-Parliament: Seamless Platform for Facilitating Democracy, the conference will discuss key topics like parliamentary affairs: the use of ICT in strengthening public involvement in the legislative process and social affairs: the use of social media in enhancing parliamentarians’ constituency engagement.
Gender affairs: empowerment of women: strategies to enable women’s participation in decision making, youth affairs: implementation of youth policies as a tool to combat migration are other issues to be addressed at the conference
Other topics are economic affairs: enhancing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in providing life-changing solutions in rural communities, and political affairs: the role of technology in developing democratic practices.