Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Kemayah has called on members of the Liberian Senate to enact into law, the bill on the establishment of the National Center for the Coordination of Response Mechanism, in order to mitigate conflict in the country and the sub-region.
Speaking on Monday, August 16, 2021 at a public hearing on the bill to establish NCCRM, Minister Kemayah reminded the Senators that Liberia is a signatory to the treaty establishing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
He said Chapter four of the 1999 ECOWAS protocol (mechanism for conflict prevention, management, resolution, peacekeeping and security) provides the framework for the establishment of a sub-regional peace and security system on Early Warning.
The public hearing was organized by the joint committee on Autonomous Commission and Agencies and Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions of the Liberian Senate on a bill to establish the National Center for the Coordination of Response Mechanism (NCCRM), which was submitted by the President of the Republic of Liberia, President George Manneh Weah.
Minister Kemayah mentioned that Articles 8 and 9 of the 2010 Monrovia Declaration distinctly states that ECOWAS should enhance the capacity of member states to manage and resolve local and low intensity conflicts by developing national mechanisms to reinforce the existing peace and security architecture.