Jerome Sacca Kina Guezere

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Jerome Sacca Kina Guezere (1952[1] – 11 January 2005) was a Beninese politician. He was the Fourth Vice-President of the African Union's Pan-African Parliament.[2]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Benin for the first time in the 1991 parliamentary election and was again elected in 1995. He was a founding member of the Action Front for Renewal and Development (FARD-Alafia) in 1994. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Minister of Rural Development under President Mathieu Kérékou.[1] In the March 1999 parliamentary election he was again elected to the National Assembly as a FARD-Alafia candidate,[3] and he became President of the Solidarity and Progress Parliamentary Group following the election.[4] In the March 2003 parliamentary election, he was elected as a Union for Future Benin (UBF) candidate[5] (with FARD-Alafia being one of the component parties of the UBF). He also served as First Vice-President of the National Assembly.[1]

He was elected Fourth Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament when it was inaugurated in March 2004.[6] He was representing the Pan-African Parliament at Ghanaian President John Kufuor's inauguration for his second term in Accra when he fell ill, and he subsequently died in Benin on 11 January 2005.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Séminaire parlementaire", Assemblée Parliamentaire de la Francophonie, 8–10 March 2004 (French).
  2. ^ a b Speech delivered by the President of Pan-African Parliament Honourable Ambassador Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella, MP at the opening ceremony of the Pan-African Parliament's third session, 29 March 2005.
  3. ^ Results of the 1999 parliamentary election, bj.refer.org (French).
  4. ^ "Publication des déclarations de constitution de groupes parlementaires intervenues le 10 mai 1999.", bj.refer.org (French).
  5. ^ List of deputies elected in the 2003 election, Benin government page.
  6. ^ "INAUGURAL AND THE FIRST SESSION OF THE PANAFRICAN PARLIAMENT", press release, africa-union.org, 19 March 2004.