Cape Town, South Africa - The African Ombudsman Summit, being hosted by the African Ombudsman Research Committee (AORC) under the theme: 'Strengthening Good Governance in Africa Through the Role of the Ombudsman', will open in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, organisers said.
Summit spokesman Kgalalelo Masibi said AORC is wholly-funded by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) through the African Renaissance Fund (ARF), as part of democracy and peace building in Africa.
He said the purpose of the summit is to engage all African Ombudsman and Mediation Association (AOMA) members, stakeholders, regional and continental community in general in order to promote the concept of ombudsmanship and encourage its development in the rest of Africa.
The summit will facilitate stakeholders engagement with a view to taking the concept of ombudsmanship a step higher as part of the African Agenda to promote good governance.
Speakers at the three-day event include South Africa’s Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, Foziya Amin, Chief Ombudsman of Ethopia and Managay Reddi, Dean and Head of the University of Kwazulu-Natal School of Law.