Gambian appointed ECOWAS Financial Controller

Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Council of Ministers meeting in Abuja has ratified the appointment of Momodu Sallah of Gambia as the Community's Financial Controller, resuscitating the post, which was scrapped in 1999, ECOWAS officials said.
Sallah beat two other candidates also from Gambia, in the interview for the post zoned to that country.
At their extra-ordinary session in Dakar in March, the Ministers asked Gambia to propose three fresh candidates, after the first three it nominated for the job failed to score the mandatory 70 percent.
Meanwhile, the Council has also lifted its long-standing embargo on recruitment.
ECOWAS sources told PANA the Secretariat would now work out details of the vacancies to be filled as soon as possible.
At the opening of the meeting Tuesday, ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohammed Ibn Chambas, appealed to the Council to lift the embargo, saying many of the posts approved in 1999 for the Secretariat were yet to be filled.
"The Secretariat requires additional hands to cope with its new responsibilities," he said.

29 august 2002 19:26:00

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