Regulation C/REG.3/12/99 Relating to the Implementation of the INTELCOM II Programme

Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.3/12/99 Relating to the Implementation of the INTELCOM II Programme

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the ECOWAS Revised Treaty establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Decision A/DEC.3/8/97 of the Authority of Heads of State and Government launching the Second ECOWAS Telecommunications Programme (INTELCOM II);DESIROUS of providing Member States with a modern, reliable telecommunications network that can carry all services including multimedia;ON THE RECOMMENDATION of the third Meeting of ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications held in Bamako on 10th September, 1999.ENACTS

Article 1

Member States shall support the implementation of Intelcom II programme.

Article 2

The ECOWAS Executive Secretariat shall:
(a)prepare a schedule of activities from the feasibility study up to the implementation stage of Intelcom ll;
(b)draw up a detailed programme for each Member State based on the global strategy adopted for Intelcom II;
(c)organise regular meetings of relevant officials in order to ensure effective monitoring of implementation of the Intelcom II programme;
(d)organise a tripartite meeting between ECOWAS, RASCOM and INTELSAT with a view to harmonising their activities in the satellite telecommunications sector.

Article 3

This Regulation shall be published by the Executive Secretariat in the Official Journal of the Community within thirty (30) days of its signature by the Chairman of Council. It shall also be published by each Member State in its National Gazette within the same time-frame.
Done at Lomé, this 7th day of December 1999Abdoul Hamid S.B. Tidjani-Dourodjaye,Chairman, for the Council
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