Abuja, 13th October 2017 . Head of the ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia, John Mahama has commended Liberians for seizing the opportunity of the October 10 elections to “exercise their sovereign right to decide who leads them.”
Niamey, 5 October 2017. First Ladies of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have affirmed their resolve to eliminate obstetric fistula, female genital mutilation, as well as gender-, female- and youth-based violence.
The commitment was made at the end of their forum held in Niamey, Niger on 5 October 2017.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) have been following closely the socio-political developments in the Togolese Republic.
The three organizations take note in particular of the passage of the draft constitutional bill to amend relevant articles of the Togolese constitution. They observe that it is an important step in bringing Togo in conformity with democratic norms reflecting best practices in West Africa.
ECOWAS and its network for electoral Commissions, ECONEC have reiterated their total commitment to peaceful and credible elections in Liberia on October 10 towards consolidating democracy in the country and the region.
The Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia John Mahama and Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, President of the ECONEC governing board made the pledge during a meeting in Monrovia on 6th October.
Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). In addition, food and humanitarian assistance measures have been implemented for vulnerable populations.