Posted by: APO | 21 June 2008

African Union / The newly elected commissioner for rural economy and agriculture take oath of office

African Union / The newly elected commissioner for rural economy and agriculture take oath of office

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 21, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The newly elected Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission, Ms. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, today Friday 20 June 2008, at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, took oath of office in the presence of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Jean Ping and the Deputy Chairperson, Mr. Erastus Mwencha.

During the ceremony, Commissioner Rhoda Peace promised to exercise her duty in all loyalty, discretion and seriousness for the interest of the Union. She assured the Chairperson to work diligently and efficiently in other to boost the sector of Agriculture. The Commissioner further said she would welcome any advise from her colleagues aimed at reinforcing her department.

Commissioner Peace however reiterated her commitment to cooperate with the African Union leadership for the development of the continent and to enhance teamwork within the Commission.

 

Meanwhile, Chairperson Jean Ping congratulated the new Commissioner for being elected at the helm of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. He said her taking office came at the moment when the entire world is preoccupied with the crucial issue of food crisis. ” Africa is confronted to many difficulties including riots due to food crisis,” Chairperson Ping emphasized, adding that, concrete actions needs to be taken to overcome this precarious situation. “We have to move from the rhetoric to concrete actions” the Chairperson said.

 

Present at the ceremony was the Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, Ms. Julia Dolly Joiner, the Commissioner of Economic Affairs, Dr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Ms. Elham Mahmoud Ahamed Ibrahim , the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Dr. Jean Pierre Onvehoun Ezin, the Head of the Legal Council, Mr. Ben Kioko and the Chief of Staff, John Kayode Shinkaiye.

 

SOURCE : African Union Commission (AUC)


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