Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament and MP Budadiri East, Hon Nandala Mafabi has been reelected on the World Bank’s Parliamentary Network Board.
The opposition FDC stalwart has been serving on the board since 2012, and today was handed a second term in a highly contested race.
“My dear sisters and brothers, I wish to inform you that I have just won an election of Board Member, of Parliamentary Network on World Bank and IMF for the second term in Washington DC,” announced Nandala.
“It was very competitive but I pulled it off due to an able team led by, Leader of Opposition Rt. Hon Wafula Oguttu, who was the Chief Strategist. He drew all the plans and himself led in implementation.”
Mafabi also enlisted a number of other colleagues who worked tooth and nail to win him back the slot on the board, including his wife Flora.
Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network is an independent, non-governmental organization that provides a platform for Parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in development cooperation.
The 12 member board is chaired by Alain Destexhe from Belgiam who is deputized Irene Naa Torshie Addo from Ghana.
The Network – via its international secretariat, regional chapters and country chapters – reaches over 1500 Parliamentarians in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
It provides a platform for MPs and civil society to hold to account their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for development outcomes.