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Africa bids for presidency as UCLG converges on Durban

As the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress holds from November 11 to 15 in Durban, South Africa, the UCLG Africa has announced its intention to contest the global body’s presidency for the 2019-2022 term.

Durban
Durban, South Africa

The candidate who represents Africa for this position is Dr. Mohamed Boudra, Mayor of Al Hoceima, Morocco; President of the Moroccan Association of Local Governments (AMPCC); and Vice president of UCLG Africa for North Africa Region.

The UCLG Africa will use the 22nd session of its Executive Committee on November 9 in Durban to tidy up strategies for its presidential bid. The session will likewise adopt the 2020 budget of UCLG Africa and discuss African participation in the UCLG World Congress.

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We recall that Africa is contesting for the position of UCLG president for the 2019-2022 term. The candidate who represent Africa for this position is Dr. Mohamed Boudra, Mayor of Al Hoceima, Morocco, President of the Moroccan Association of Local Governments (AMPCC) and Vice president of UCLG Africa for North Africa Region.

Leaders of UCLG Africa participating in the meeting include Mr. Léandre Nzué, Mayor of Libreville (Gabon), President of UCLG Africa; Rev. Mpho Moruakgomo, President of BALA (Botswana), Vice-President of UCLG Africa for the Southern Africa Region; Mr. Mohammed Boudra; Mrs. Soham El Wardini, Mayor of Dakar (Senegal), Vice-President of UCLG Africa for the West Africa Region; Mr. Uwimana Innocent, President of RALGA (Rwanda), Vice-President of UCLG Africa for the East Africa Region; Mrs. Dao Macoura, Mayor of Foumbolo (Côte d’Ivoire), President of REFELA (Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa; Ms. Thembisile Nkadimeng, President of SALGA (South Africa); and, Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa.

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The UCLG Africa’s Executive Committee is the body in charge of the political leadership of the organisation. It comprises 16 members, 15 members equally representing each of the five regions of the continent, (three for each of the five regions), plus the President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA).

The UCLG Africa’s Pan-African Council is made up of 45 active members, nine for each African sub-region.

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