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V.P. Boakai calls for Early Warning System in ECOWAS states

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Vice President, Joseph Boaka
Vice President, Joseph Boaka

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Vice President, Joseph Boakai, wants the Task Force of the Statutory Board of the National Early Warning and Response Mechanism Coordinating Centers established in ECOWAS member states.

Vice President Boakai said: “The establishment of the early warning system is consistent the ECOWAS Regulations enacted in Abuja, Nigeria in December, 2015.

“We are all aware of terrorism in the sub-region and youth unemployment, especially the critical importance of peace and stability should not be taken lightly by the Statutory Board, “he noted.

Vice President Boakai made the remarks Tuesday, June 21, 2016 when he convened the maiden meeting of the Task Force of the Statutory Board of the National Early Warning and Response Mechanism Coordinating Center in Sinkor.

A release quotes the Vice President as saying the meeting focused on the definition of timelines for the implementation of the project, proposed draft legal backing for the center at the national level, compensation, among others.

Earlier, the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, said: “ The initiative is in fulfillment of ECOWAS’ preparedness to actualize the dreams of the region’s forefathers.”

Ambassador Ajisomo described the Liberian Vice President as a leader committed to the integration of the ECOWAS region and his continued support to the Task Force.

 


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