The Economic Community of West African States begins the fifth Legislative Parliamentary Seminar and first Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament for the year 2022 in Monrovia.
The Parliamentary Seminar is being held from March 3-5, 2022, while the extraordinary session will run from March 8-9 at the Ministerial Complex in Monrovia.
The seminar is being held under the theme, “ECOWAS Vision 2050: formulation process and implementation challenges.”
The conference is tacked to enable member states of the ECOWAS Parliament to take ownership of Vision 2050 and ensure their full involvement in its implementation.
The sixtieth Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS adopted the ECOWAS Vision 2050 on December 12, 2021 in Abuja.
The intention is to promote the emergence, by 2050, of “a fully integrated community of people in a peaceful and prosperous region with strong institutions and respect for fundamental freedoms, working for inclusive and sustainable development.”
The body agreed that the successful implementation of ECOWAS Vision 2050 requires key guidelines, including assertion of leadership and political will, ownership, and shared responsibility, transparency, accountability and sustainability.
Speaking at the start of the conference, President George Weah called on the Economic Community of West African States to ensure the implementation of its vision 2050 to benefit the region and its people.
President Weah said the realization of such instrument can be achieved through collective efforts.
The Liberian Leader’s statement was contained in a message delivered on his behalf by Commerce Minister, Mawine Diggs, at the 5th parliamentary seminar of ECOWAS.
In remarks, House Speaker, Bhofal Chambers, rallied the support of ECOWAS and other international bodies to coexist.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, said the gathering will ensure a proper formulation and challenges for the implementation of vision 2050.