Regulation C/REG.9/12/99 Approving the Restructuring of the Executive Secretariat

Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.9/12/99 Approving the Restructuring of the Executive Secretariat

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the Revised Treaty establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL in particular of paragraph 2 (f), Article 10 of the Treaty which empowers the Council of Ministers to approve the organisational structure of the institutions of the Community;CONSIDERING the need for the Executive Secretariat to adapt to the changes which have occurred in West Africa and elsewhere; and reorientate itself to integrate the Community into the new world order;ALSO CONSIDERING the need for Member States to adopt new development strategies and policies that will accelerate the globalisation of their economies;BEARING IN MIND the need to involve more actively the private sector and professional bodies in the community decision-making process particularly, the economic sector;CONSIDERING the numerous achievements of ECOWAS in the areas of peace-keeping and security and in the development of roads, telecommunications and energy infrastructures and desiring to record similar achievements in areas of economic and financial policy harmonisation and the establishment of a customs union.DETERMINED to put in place a reorganised Executive Secretariat, which will more effectively pursue the objectives of ECOWAS fulfilling hereby the expectations of Member States and the citizens of ECOWAS;On the RECOMMENDATION of the third meeting of the Ad-hoc Ministerial Committee on the restructuring of the Executive Secretariat held in Lome from 1st to 2nd December, 1999;ENACTS

Article 1

The restructuring of the Executive Secretariat as contained in the annexed to this Regulation is hereby approved.

Article 2

The Executive Secretary shall ensure full implementation of this Regulation, and shall make a report thereof to the forty-sixth session of the Council of Ministers.

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, 1999.Abdoul Hamid S.B. DurodjayeChairman for Council.
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