Reminder: Media Invite Launch of Oversight Programme of the SA Legislative Sector and the European Union

Parliament� The Chairperson of the Speakers' Forum of South Africa Ms Baleka Mbete and the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica will collectively lead high powered delegations expected at the launch of a R140 million partnership programme aimed at strengthening the legislative sector at the Sheraton Hotel today.

The partnership programme is aimed at enhancing legislative oversight while also strengthening citizen participation in legislative processes. The deliverables of the five-year programme, cutting across the fifth and the sixth terms of the South African legislatures, will be outlined at the launch event. Speaker Baleka Mbete and Commissioner Mimica will address the ceremony which begins after the end of day-1 of the Speakers Forum meeting that is attended by Presiding Officers of the country's ten legislatures today and civil society representatives

The partnership programme seeks to also realise better legislative oversight through inter alia, building a capable and developmental legislative structures.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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