Lome, 25 October 2018. Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his Togolese counterpart, Faure Essozinma Gnassingbe, are due to commission the Noepe-Akanu joint border post (JBP) on Friday 26 October 2018 at the border between the two countries.
The event will take place in the presence of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Pathe Gueye, the European Union representative as well as political and administrative authorities from both countries.
The Noepe-Akanu JBP, built with EU funding to the tune of €13,605,430, falls under the Regional Transport Facilitation Programme adopted by the 26th Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Dakar Senegal in 2003.
The objectives of the programme include poverty reduction, improved regional transport services, reduced transport and transaction costs, inter and intra-regional trade promotion, free movement of persons, goods and services, and enhanced..
Commissioner Traore (Middle), Dr. Braimah (L) and Cornelis (R) Abuja, 29th October 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged for the establishment of a technical committee for the coordination of activities which falls under the purview of the European Union Support Project to the ECOWAS Peace, Security and Stability Regional Mandate Programme (ECOWAS-EU PSS).
The President of the Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou stated this at the meeting of the fourth meeting of the Steering and Coordination Committee of the ECOWAS-EU PSS project on the 26th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Represented at the event by the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion Mr. Mamadou Traoré, the President maintained that such a step, would among others, greatly aid the implementation of the various programmes under the project.
Expressing gratitude to the European Union (EU), traditional technical and financial partners of E..
Mr. Muhammed Yakub (M), Bernard Tayoh (R) and Salifou Tiemtore (R) Abuja 29th October 2018. The second joint Committee meeting of the Economic Community of West African States and the West African Monetary and Economic Union (WAEMU) on management of the ECOWAS Custom Union began on the 29th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Opening the meeting and welcoming the delegates to a three-Day deliberations dedicated to the rules of community origin, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement Mr. Tèi Konzi stated that having a workable customs union requires hard work and continuous efforts and as such, the Commission could not afford to rest on its laurels.
He urged the delegates from Member States to facilitate building on the important steps already taken which include the realization of the Free Trade Area, the entry into force of a Common External Tariff (CET) as well as the adoption of a Community Customs Code.
Commissioner Konzi who was represented by ..
Chairperson Mahamat and Commissioner Traore Abuja, 27th October 2018. The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has reaffirmed the determination of the Commission to work more with the African Union (AU) while deepening cooperation in the implementation of priority projects and programmes.
The renewed commitment was given on the 26th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria when the Chairperson of the AU Commission Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat led a delegation from the continental body on a courtesy visit to the ECOWAS Commission.
President Brou who was represented by the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Mamadou Traoré stated that the good relations between both bodies is reflected by the joint recognition of representations at their headquarters as well as the dynamic technical cooperation between the different Departments of their organizations.
Noting that the visit is coming within the fram..
L-R Fall Abou (ADB), Anthony Simpasa, Mamadou Traoré and Mr. Messan Lawson-Hechelli, ECOWAS Director for Industry
Experts and representative of the Ministries of Industry from Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commenced a 2-day meeting on 24th October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria with the aim of validating the ECOWAS automotive industry policy framework.
The ECOWAS automotive industry policy framework seeks to boost the automotive industry in the region by building the capacity of Member States in the area of vehicle assembling, production and marketing.
Welcoming the participants, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion, Mamadou Traoré stated that the development of the automotive industry policy for the region is as a result of the decision reached by the ECOWAS Ministers of Industry.
The Commissioner cited the development of the automotive industry in Nigeria as an example of the impact the industry can have ..