ECOWAS Radio and Resident Representative in Liberia celebrate ECOWAS at 47

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On the occasion of the 47e Anniversary of the establishment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on 28e In May 1975, the Office of the ECOWAS Resident Representative in Liberia, headed by Madame Josephine Nkrumah and ECOWAS Radio, headed by its Coordinator, Madame Eva Flomo, jointly organized a series of broadcasts marking the auspicious occasion.

To commemorate this day, ECOWAS Radio received messages of goodwill from the Government of Liberia, Embassies of ECOWAS Member States, as well as members of the diplomatic and consular corps and civil society organizations.

In addition, ECOWAS Radio hosted a live studio discussion with prominent Liberian personalities to share their thoughts on ECOWAS successes, challenges and prospects for the sub-region. The personalities present were Dr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, coordinator of the establishment of the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC), Mrs. Olubanke King Akerele, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, as well as Mrs. Julie Endee, Cultural Ambassador of Liberia, Mrs. Setta Fofana Saah, Coordinator, Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, and Mariama Sheriff, President, ECOWAS Citizens Union of Liberia Women and Youth Wing.

Similarly, there was a live telephone broadcast soliciting opinions and recommendations on ECOWAS protocols, conventions and activities.

Recommendations put forward by the audience included among others; the need to strengthen the ECOWAS conflict prevention mechanism and strengthen good governance in Member States. The audience also urged the ECOWAS Commission to ensure that member states adhere to democratic principles and renew civil dialogues. Another recommendation made was the need to mainstream gender parity in ECOWAS mediation efforts as well as ensure full implementation of decisions emanating from the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice. -Press release

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