Report Says Several AU Decisions Shelved
(PANA)--A total of 264 measures recommended by the executive board or the conference of AU heads of state and government in several sessions, have either not been implemented or were only partially implemented, according to a report from the executive board that PANA obtained on Wednesday at the on-going AU summit in the Libyan city of Sirte.
The report says 161 actions in relation to 38 decisions and a declaration made by the executive board and 103 other actions linked to 42 decisions and seven declarations were identified as being measures to be taken.
In the course of their proceedings from 24 to 27 June, the representatives had expressed deep concern about this situation that questions ‘the credibility of the African Union and which constitutes its main weakness’. They said this weak level of implementation for adopted measures was ‘a shared responsibility between member states and AU organs involved in implementation’.
This situation is particularly justified by the fact that the member states, the Commission and the other organs do not have the adequate capacities at their disposal, says the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR). Some representatives point out that the main problem in the implementation of measures is the absence of adequate financial means.
In this context, decisions must be taken in relation to the means of the AU. The report on the implementation of measures taken by the executive board and the conference had the same conclusions. ‘It is extremely important that measures be taken after profound evaluation of t heir financial impacts and human resources and institutional capacities required by the African Union and the other concerned organs as well as member states involved in the implementation process,’ according to the CPR.
To solve this problem, the representatives proposed in a report to rationalise the number of projects submitted for adoption to AU organs. In addition, they asked the member countries, the Commission and the other organs that measure projects to be submitted to the deliberative organs be given an evaluation sheet for their financial impacts, their financing sources and their institutional implementation capacities. CPR and the Commission are also urged to hold consultations immediately after the summit to examine and agree on a mechanism for the monitoring and implementation of these measures.
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