Senegal to host ECOWAS first games in 2002

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegal would host the first ECOWAS games in 2002, an ECOWAS press release said Tuesday in Ouagadougou.
It said the 9th meeting of the executive body of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Youth and Sports Ministers' Conference held in Ouagadougou 13-14 December designated Senegal to host the games.
Cote d'Ivoire, which also applied to host the first edition, was retained on the priority list of countries to be considered to host the second edition.
In addition to declaration of an ECOWAS day for youth and sports promotion, which will take place in ECOWAS member States on 9 May of each year, the conference was turned into a specialised institution of ECOWAS and the subsidy allocated to it annually was doubled.
Niger was selected to organise the second edition of the community's African wrestling tournament (TOLAC) programmed in Niamey 7-10 March 2002.
It was also decided that the 10th meeting of the executive body and two youth meetings would be held alongside the TOLAC.
The Ouagadougou meeting decided to strengthen partnership with the conference of youths and sports ministers of French-speaking countries.
With regard to the operation of the general secretariat, decisions were taken on its restructuring, the management of statutory meetings, subscriptions and minimising the cost of its activities by organising the games and the statutory meeting in the same country.
The 9th ECOWAS Youth and Sports Ministers' Conference saw Ghana, which has returned to the body, pay its subscription arrears of 6,000 US dollars.

18 december 2001 20:52:00

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