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ECOWAS to support Ghana end child beggars’ menace 

By: Rachel Kakraba.  Head of Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation ECOWAS Gender Development Center, Awudu Ahmed Gumah, has hinted of plans of ECOWAS to support Ghana in its quest to end the menace of child beggars.  This he said will be done in the second phase of a pilot Programme, which was commenced by the […]

Accra: ECOWAS Launches 4-Day Workshop to Review Youth and Sports Policies

Accra: ECOWAS Launches 4-Day Workshop to Review Youth and Sports Policies

By Franklin ASARE-DONKOH A 4-day technical workshop on the Multi-disciplinary taskforce on the review of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Youth and Sports Policies and Strategic Action Plan has commenced in Accra. ECOWAS adopted its Youth and Sports Policies and Strategic Action Plan in 2009 and 2010 respectively.  This move, according to […]

ECOWAS Gender Devpt Centre lauded for empowering women in regional integration

ECOWAS Gender Devpt Centre lauded for empowering women in regional integration

By Rachel Kakraba Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs. Francisca Oteng Mensah, has commended the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre, EGDC, for mobilizing and empowering women to be active participants in the regional integration process. She noted that the Centre since its establishment in 2003, has been instrumental in liaising with member countries […]

ECOWAS Deploys 40 Observers ahead of the Legislative Elections in Benin

ECOWAS Deploys 40 Observers ahead of the Legislative Elections in Benin

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has deployed forty (40) observers ahead of January 8, 2023, Legislative Elections in Benin. The observers were deployed January 6, 2023, in Cotonou, Republic of Benin to the capitals of the twelve (12) Regions of the country. As part of the ECOWAS electoral support to Member States, […]

AfCFTA comes with a price- Billay G.Tunkara

AfCFTA comes with a price

By: Rachel Quartey The Leader of the Gambian delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Billay G. Tunkara, says many countries within the sub-region are not fully prepared to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement for the benefit of its citizens. According to him, AfCFTA comes […]

ECOWAS needs strong standing army to deal with peace and security – Mahama Ayariga

ECOWAS needs strong standing army to deal with peace and security - Mahama Ayariga

By: Rachel Quartey The First Rapporteur of the ECOWAS Parliament Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Mr. Mahama Ayariga has emphasized on the need for  a strong standing army for the sub-regional bloc. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja […]

Prez Buhari reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to keep ECOWAS secure and politically stable

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By: RACHEL QUARTEY The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the commitment of his country to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the support of its partners to keep the sub-region peaceful, secure and politically stable. He assured that Nigeria will support ECOWAS in every way possible […]

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Project on The Move

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Project

By: Napoleon Ato Kittoe It is called a project for peace, African economic integration and co-development. It also vibrates as a project for present and future generations. The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Project had a bilateral agreement on it in 2016 between leaders of Nigeria and Morocco. Certainly this is good news for stakeholders especially West Africans […]