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Mohammed Ibn Chamber cautions against Injustice, impunity in ECOWAS States

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The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA).
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA).

MONROVIA-LIBERIA-The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in West Africa  (UNOWA) has praised West African leaders for efforts to modernize institutions of democratic governance that reflects the aspirations of their people.

Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chamber said: “Injustice, impunity and the lack of transparent governance can weaken the foundation of any meaningful nation.”

Dr. Chamber made the call Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Farmington Hotel in Harbel City, Margibi County, at the just ended 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

He however, emphasized the need for West African leaders to promote improved transparent governance and inclusive development and infrastructure.

Dr. Chamber, said: “African leaders should carter to the issues of basic social needs including health and education for the ordinary people.”

The UNOWA Special Representative, further urged African Leaders to work towards combating and preventing injustices, impunity and bad governance.

“The situation in the Cote d’ Ivoire suggests that political leadership, national reconciliation and the fight against impunity and  the security sector reform must go hand in hand.”

He also called for the holding of free, fair, credible, and transparent elections in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

 


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