Casablanca, September 16, 2018 (CABNCTV)– On Friday, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, Africa50, inaugurated its headquarters in Casablanca, in the presence of Otman Ferdaous, Secretary of State […]
Dr Zouli Bonkoungou Grand Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire), 14 September 2018. The Ivoirian Minister of Communication and Media, and Government’s Spokesperson, Sidi Tiémoko Touré, pleaded for a readjustment or a redefinition of the editorial and information policies of the media in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
In his speech delivered in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, on Thursday 13 September 2018, during the opening of a regional seminar on public radio and television stations in the ECOWAS region, he invited media professionals to process information with fairness, relevance and intelligence.
‘Information is available anytime, anywhere. It is therefore imperative to process, present and if necessary, control it in order to provide a complete, fair and documented information as well as curb misconceptions or unfounded rumours’, Sidi Tiémoko Touré stated.
He urged media practitioners to respect the principles of equity, freedom and plurality as defined in the code of c..
Abuja, 13 September 2018. The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, who is leading a large delegation, arrived Accra, Ghana on Thursday 13 September 2018 for the state funeral of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.In addition to Mr Brou, the delegation includes the Vice-President of the Commission, Mrs. Finda Koroma, senior staff of the organisation, and the Auditor General of ECOWAS institutions, Dr. Alfred Mahamadu Braimah.
Jean-Claude Kassi Brou and the accompanying delegation will present ECOWAS condolences to the Ghanaian government and people, as well as to the family of late Kofi Annan.
The late Ghanaian diplomat, who died on Saturday, 18 August 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, at the age of 80, will be buried in the new Accra Military Cemetery.
Speaking after a meeting with the family of the deceased, the Ghanaian Head of State, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, stated that it is “the most appro..
L-R Mr. Harouna Ide Soumana, Representative of UEMOA, Commissioner Tèi Konzi and Mr. Salifou Tiemtore, ECOWAS Commission Director of Customs Abuja, 11th September 2018. The ECOWAS Commission is training Member States in fiscal forecasting and revenue mobilization.
To this end, a 5-day training workshop is holding in Abuja, Nigeria, from the 10th to the 15th of September, 2018.
The Workshop is being organized by ECOWAS Commission, to develop capacities in the Quasi-accounting model for Revenue administrators from ECOWAS Member States, UEMOA as well as the academia.
The Director of Customs Mr, Salifou Tiemtore opened the workshop with a welcome message from the Commissioner of Trade, Customs and Free Movement Mr. Tei Konzi. He congratulated Member States for adopting this model and working to actualise the harmonisation of revenue collection and analysis within the community.
Group Photograph of Participants after the Cossing Ceremony The representative of Nigeria, Mr. Sanusi Shu’aib..
Director Iheme (middle) supported by Mrs Bada giving an item to the IDP women leader Kaltumi Abubakar Abuja, 13th September 2018. As part of its commitment to bringing succour to displaced and socially dislocated citizens, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) donated some relief items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja, Nigeria on the 13th of September 2018.
The gesture is in commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day (WHD), marked worldwide at the behest of the United Nations (UN), on the 19th of August 2018, by the Commission in league with other stakeholders such as the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), and the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The items donated by the ECOWAS Commission included bags of rice, cartons of oil as well as tons of clothing materials.
Handing over the items to the ..
Group photograph of participants Abuja, 12th September 2018 . The Scientific and Technical Consultative Group on Climate Change (STCGCC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have commenced a three-day meeting on 12th September 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria in order to develop strategies which will ensure the coordinated and effective use of scientific research to address the challenges of climate change in the region.
Members of the STCGCC will also validate the Terms of Reference for the development of a comprehensive regional programme on climate change and the study on its impacts and adaptation costs in agriculture, water resources and the coastal zones in West Africa.
In his opening remarks during the meeting, Mr.Bougonou Djeri-Alassani, the ECOWAS Head of Division for Environment Policies and Regulations who represented the Commission’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Sékou Sangare, stated that in West Africa, more than 75% of the po..