Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has launched a comprehensive staff audit, in line with the mandate given by regional leaders to the Commission to work with the best hands to deliver on the Organization’s objective of developing the region through a people-centred strategic approach, the Commission said in a statement obtained by PANA here.
The statement quoted Vice President Toga Mcintosh as saying, at the maiden interactive session with staff at the Commission’s headquarters in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Wednesday, that the headcount was part of the strategy by the new management team to engage with the staff and ensure full participation and joint ownership of corporate decisions.
The new team is led by Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, who assumed office 1 March 2012.
The ECOWAS Council of Ministers had mandated the Commission to undertake the exercise, due to hold 15-26 March, as part of efforts to equip the Commission with appropriate staff in order to improve efficiency.
The Commission is also required to ensure appropriate balance in administrative, personnel and programme costs to ensure cost-effectiveness, put in place proper staff identification in line with new security environment, and a mechanism for the Commission’s new Staff Pension Scheme.
President Ouedraogo's resumption gives full complement to the Commission’s new management team, which includes six Commissioners and the Vice-President, who assumed duties in February 2012.
They replaced the pioneer management team that launched the transition from the ECOWAS Executive Secretariat to the Commission in 2007.
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