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Liberia: ECOWAS 21st Administration and Finance Committee Meeting in day-two

Jos Garneo Cephas
File:  The President of  ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza confers with Liberia's Foreign Minister, Hon. Kamara (right)
File: The President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza confers with Liberia's Foreign Minister, Hon. Kamara (right)

MONROVIA-LIBERIA-The 21st Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) ongoing in Liberia, enters its second day today. 

The three day-high-level conference is being hosted under the tenure of the Chairperson of the Head of ECOWAS Authority, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza is challenging member states to support peace and integration in the sub region and called for total peace in Mali, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria, because he observed these countries are going through crisis and terrorists attacks.

The ECOWAS Commission President, said: “It is required of ECOWAS member states to work along with the commission to reform the military and judicial system in The Gambia, after 22 years of dictatorship”.

Mr. de Souza spoke Thursday May 25, 2017 at the Monrovia City Hall at the opening of the first session.  He maintained that, “peace within the sub-region will elevate economic growth and the free movements of people, goods and services and reduce discrimination among our nations”.

The Chair of the Administration and Finance Committee, Benedict Roberts said: “This is the first line of examiners to review expenditures of the ECOWAS Commission”.

Chairman Roberts, said the Finance Committee is interested in seeking answers from the general regional body in promoting youth and gender sensitive programs across West Africa.

He is therefore, calling for collective efforts to implement measures in meeting crucial needs of ECOWAS citizens, noting that the Administration and Finance Committee of ECOWAS remains supportive of the regional body.

 


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