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Touray assumes office as new President of ECOWAS Commission, seeks institutional reform

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 Dr Omar Touray on Wednesday assumed office as the new President of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS Commission alongside Touray assumed the new office along with other equally new statutory appointees of the commission The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Touray from the Gambia is expected to pilot the affairs of the commission alongside the new management for a four year term 2022 to 2026 Touray in his inaugural remark pledged to build on the legacies and successes of the outgoing President Jean Claude Brou and his team to ensure a more sustainable and secure West African sub region He spoke of the need for institutional reforms payment of community levies by ECOWAS member states and the collaboration of citizens to address the challenges confronting the region He also called for the collaboration and partnership between ECOWAS institutions and governments to lift community citizens out of abject poverty Touray expressed appreciation to the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of Stat and Government for unanimously endorsing his bid for the presidency of the commission and the government of the Gambia for nominating him For our member countries who are represented here by their permanent representatives to ECOWAS institutions I would like to thank you for the confidence you have imposed in my colleagues and me On behalf of my colleagues I renew our commitments to work diligently for the welfare of our community At the same time I call upon you to continue to support ECOWAS by ensuring the full payment of community levies and the full implementation of ECOWAS protocols You as permanent representatives of your various countries to ECOWAS is important and we look forward to deeper collaboration Our multilateral and bilateral partners will all agree that no time has partnership been so important than now The insecurity we face at various levels will require deeper partnerships and consistent collaboration Our partnership should therefore be sufficiently equitable and efficient to enable us lift our people from abject poverty through capacity building investment Most importantly our partnership should enable us achieve lasting peace security across the region and across the African continent Allow me to reiterate the importance our leaders attach to institutional reforms These reforms must be exp NewsSourceCredit NAN
Touray assumes office as new President of ECOWAS Commission, seeks institutional reform

1 Dr Omar Touray, on Wednesday assumed office as the new President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission alongside.

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2 Touray assumed the new office along with other equally new statutory appointees of the commission.

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3 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Touray, from the Gambia is expected to pilot the affairs of the commission alongside the new management for a four-year term – 2022 to 2026.

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4 Touray in his inaugural remark pledged to build on the legacies and successes of the outgoing President, Jean-Claude Brou and his team to ensure a more sustainable and secure West African sub-region.

5 He spoke of the need for institutional reforms, payment of community levies by ECOWAS member states, and the collaboration of citizens to address the challenges confronting the region.

6 He also called for the collaboration and partnership between ECOWAS institutions and governments to lift community citizens out of abject poverty. 

7 Touray expressed appreciation to the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of Stat and Government for unanimously endorsing his bid for the presidency of the commission, and the government of the Gambia for nominating him.

8 “For our member countries who are represented here by their permanent representatives to ECOWAS institutions, I would like to thank you for the confidence you have imposed in my colleagues and me.

9 “On behalf of my colleagues, I renew our commitments to work diligently for the welfare of our community.

10 “At the same time, I call upon you to continue to support ECOWAS by ensuring the full payment of community levies and the full implementation of ECOWAS protocols.

11 “You as permanent representatives of your various countries to ECOWAS is important and we look forward to deeper collaboration.

12 “Our multilateral and bilateral partners will all agree that no time has partnership been so important than now.

13 “The insecurity we face at various levels will require deeper partnerships and consistent collaboration.

14 “Our partnership should therefore be sufficiently equitable and efficient to enable us lift our people from abject poverty through capacity building, investment.

15 “Most importantly our partnership should enable us achieve lasting peace, security across the region and across the African continent. 

16 “Allow me to reiterate the importance our leaders attach to institutional reforms. These reforms must be exp

17 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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