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see Economic Community of West African StatesEconomic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS), organization established in 1975 to increase economic cooperation and development in West Africa. Members include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali,
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In his remarks, Mr Brou, said he had come to inform President Buhari that he had assumed office at the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja from this week, and fully prepared to address priority issues such as the common currency, restructuring of the organisation and the pending issue of new memberships.
Marcel de Souza also provided update on the institutional reform in ECOWAS, noting that the collective commitment and resolve of the entire Commission would be required to successfully complete the reform within the shortest possible time, despite the opposition and challenges encountered at various stages of its implementation.
Anthonia Ekpa explained further that ' ECOWAS has completed the joint border setup between Nigeria and Benin Republic on the Nigeria side at Seme, we are going to have the Nigeria Immigration, customs another agencies that are responsible for migration management along the corridors and the value will offer a system whereby goods and trucks and vehicles that are going from Nigeria to other ECOWAS countries along the Benin -Abidjan-Lagos corridor are scanned so that people do not bring in either goods contra ban goods.
Miguel Angel Della Vechia and the ECOWAS Commissions Acting Director of External Relations, Mr.
Despite the challenges encountered, ECOWAS is playing a leading role in the area of free movement in Africa.
The President of the ECOWAS Commission also urged the personnel of the BRVM to pursue their efforts and to maintain the performance of their institution during the coming years.
Dozens of coup supporters stormed the hotel where ECOWAS mediators are staying.
The work includes a technical and economic analysis of the extension of the pipeline conditions; market assessments will be made of possible Ecowas countries to consider where network extension can be substantiated and estimates of the required investments will be made to quantify costs and benefits.
Although ECOWAS has played an important role in the fight against Ebola, the narratives of other more resourced stakeholders, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) agencies, have largely overshadowed this effort.
Abidjan: The African Development Bank (AfDB), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the United States-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have formed a partnership centered on linking gender and energy access.
Another batch of young people from ECOWAS Member States will receive their certificates on 16 December, 2014, after the successful completion of their one-month intensive training at the Songhai Centre, Porto-Novo, Benin Republic, according to an ECOWAS Commission press statement, received here by PANA.