ECOWAS Council of Ministers meets in Abuja

  Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A two-day meeting of ECOWAS Council of Ministers is underway in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on the restructuring of the Secretariat and the ECOWAS Fund, among other issues.
   The meeting, which was opened by the ECOWAS Executive Secretary, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, will also discuss the report of the consultant, Ernst and Young, that evaluated the 107 staff of the Abuja-based Secretariat.
The Ministers are expected to review the harmonisation of ECOWAS and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) programmes, on trade, customs, money and payments, aimed at accelerating the creation of a customs union in the sub-region.
They will also approve the appointment of a new Financial Controller for the Secretariat.
That post was zoned to the Gambia by the 25th Summit of the 15-nation ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.

22 april 2002 18:35:00

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