ECOWAS assesses impact of sanctions on Liberia

Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An ECOWAS team has concluded assessment of the economic, humanitarian and social impact of ongoing UN sanctions on Liberia, an official of the sub-regional organisation said Friday in Lagos.
Without commenting on the outcome of the 28 Sept-1 October assessment by a six-member delegation of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council, the official told PANA that the team would shortly submit its report to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
"The (ECOWAS) mission's report will go to the UN Secretary General and form part of his report to the Security Council on 15 October (on the Liberian sanctions)," he said.
Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Togo formed members of the team on which its Military Liaison Officer, Colonel Dixon Dikio, represented ECOWAS Secretariat.
The UN slammed sanctions on Liberia last May following accusations that the government in Monrovia supported rebels fighting the government in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

05 october 2001 15:04:00




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