ECOWAS Parliament commit to implementation of Vision 2050
The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Dr Mohamed Tunis has reiterated the commitment of the Community Parliament to the full implementation of the ECOWAS Vision 2050.
Dr Tunis made this commitment at the closing ceremony of the Parliamentary Seminar organised by the Fifth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament in Monrovia, Liberia.
The theme of the seminar is ECOWAS Vision 2050; Formulation process and challenges to its implementation.
According Dr Tunis the success of the implementation of the Vision 2050 is a collective responsibility by all the stakeholder.
He stated that he will pay particular attention towards monitoring the implementation of the recommendations emanating from the three-day Seminar.
The recommendations from the Parliamentary Seminar on the ECOWAS Vision 2050 outlined the roles of Member States, the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Parliament.
Member States are advised to take ownership of the Vision 2050 and ensure they mobilize sufficient resources to ensure implementation while the ECOWAS Commission is expected to stimulate the needed political will and establish effective steering and monitoring mechanism for the success of the Vision.
The ECOWAS Parliament on its part was tasked with the responsibility of providing effective oversight and budgetary appropriation for the Vision.
The Report of the Seminar was adopted by Members of Parliament at the plenary.
The Speaker pledged that the recommendations from the Seminar will be transmitted to the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government for ratification and further actions.
Dr Tunis charged all the Members of Parliament to work hard to ensure that the recommendations are domesticated in all Member States.
The Speaker promised that hence forth the Parliament will adopt the ECOWAS Vision 2050 as a priority agenda and component in all its future activities and programmes.
Dr Tunis expressed his deep gratitude to the government and people of the Republic of Liberia for the generous hosting and excellent arrangements made to ensure the success of the Parliamentary Seminar on the ECOWAS Vision 2050.
He also extended his appreciation to all the participants for their commitments and contributions which ensured fruitful deliberations.
The Speaker who congratulated the resource persons for the clarity and quality presentations also appreciated the media for the coverage of the event and promised to continue to extend his hands of fellowship to support and encourage them to do their work effectively.