Florence Nambozo the Sironko District woman MP who also doubles as the chairperson parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDs and other related diseases has called for increased parliamentary oversight of HIV related issues in Africa.
According to Nambozo, if the HIV Legislations/ Policies have to become an important tool in addressing the HIV pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, then governments have to be advocating for serious implementations of HIV/AIDs policies in African countries.
Nambozo explains that one of the parliament’s roles and responsibilities with regards to National HIV/AIDs strategies and responses is to oversee the proper implementation of policies and allocation of resources to HIV programs and the authority to monitor and control effectiveness of such programs.
Nambozo made the call today while addressing an evidence based conference in Cape Town South Africa which is organised under the theme: the role of parliament in combating HIV/AIDs Epidemic.
Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo the Provincial Minister of western cape in South Africa at the same conference also revealed that eradication of HIV/Aids by 2030 requires addressing the epidemic drivers with focus on the marginalised population, gender integration, wellness and right based approach within the context of the legal framework.