Emmanuel Todd, GNA
Accra, Dec. 15, GNA
– The African Union Commission (AUC), has held its annual meeting with organs
of AU to strengthen the capacity needs of its human resource, harmonise its
policies and position the Commission to deliver on Agenda 2063.
Agenda 2063 is the
continental policy framework that guides the sustainable development of the
The two-day retreat
Dec 13 -14 also reviewed recommendations from previous meetings which include
the implementation of the AU Staff Regulations and Rules and the financial
rules and regulations.
Mr Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the
Commission, said the retreat offered the Commission and the African Union (AU)
organs the opportunity to examine working methods, strategise and recommend
ways and policies to serve the continent.
He said the
Commission has finalised decisions to establish its secretariat in Ghana and
this would help facilitate its work with the rest of the continent and achieve
Mr Quartey said in
the area of technology, the Commission in implementing Agenda 2063 aspires that
the necessary infrastructure would be put in place to support the continent’s
accelerated integration and growth, technological transformation, trade and
He said these targeted
developments would include high speed railway networks, roads, shipping lines,
sea and air transport, as well as well-developed Information Communication
Technology and the digital economy.
Madam Dorica Kgwadi,
Head of Finance and Administration, AU Advisory Board on Corruption, said the
retreat would aid the stakeholders to have a clear road map to achieve gender
related targets as contained in the policy framework of Agenda 2063.
She said all efforts
was geared to make Africa’s development people-driven, dependent on the
potential of the African people especially women, youth and caring for
She said by 2063 the
African woman would be fully empowered in all spheres, with equal social,
political and economic rights; gender-based violence and discrimination against
women and girls would be eliminated and the latter would fully enjoy all their
Others subjects to
be reviewed are policy coordination between AUC and the organs to improve
corporation governance practices, improve operational efficiencies, promote
accountability, and implementation of Audit Recommendations.
The African Union
Organs include the Peace and Security Council, Pan African Parliament, South
Africa, Economic, Social and Cultural Council, African Commission on Human and
Peoples’ Right (Banjul, Gambia,), African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right
(Arusha, Tanzania), Africa Union Commission on International Law, African Union
Advisory Board on Corruption, African Committee of Experts on the rights and
Welfare of the Child.
Other organs under
the watch of the Deputy Chairperson included Directorate of Administration and
Human Resource Management (AHRM), Directorate of Programming, Budget, Finance
and Accounting (PBFA), Directorate of conference Management and Publications
(DCMP) and the Medical and Health Services Directorate.