Regulation C/REG.13/12/01 on Roads that have assumed greater importance in supporting Intra-Community Trade and Cross-Border Movement

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.13/12/01 on Roads that have assumed greater importance in supporting Intra-Community Trade and Cross-Border Movement

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the treaty establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Article 32 of the Treaty relating to cooperation in transport, communications and tourism;MINDFUL of Decision A/DEC.20/5/80 of the Au­thority of Heads of State and Government dated 29th May 1980 relating to the Community Trans­port Programme;MINDFUL of Decision C/DEC.8/12/88 of the Council of Ministers on the second phase of ECOWAS road projects relating to interconnecting roads for the open­ing up of the land-locked countries;CONSIDERING Article 3 of Convention A/P2/5/82 regu­lating Inter-State Road Transportation between ECOWAS Member States which states that the list of inter-State road axs is provisional and may be modi­fied by Council of Ministers upon the recommenda­tion of the Transport Commission;ON THE RECOMMENDATION of the Transport, Communications and Tourism Commission which met in Cotonou from 25 to 27 July 2001;ENACTS

Article 1

The following roads are hereby approved as part of the Community road axs:

A) Interconnecting roads

In Benin

1. Doume-Tchetti-Savalou-Glazoue-Save-Okeowo 107.5 km
2. Frontiere Togo-Aphahoue-Abomey-Ketou-Illara (Nigeria Border) 155 km
3. Akpro-Misserete-Adjohoun-Bonou-Kpedekpo 98 km
4. Porto Novo-Pobe-Ketou 109 km
5. Burkina Faso border-keremou-Bankoara-Kandi-Segbana front Nigeria 222 km

In Burkina Faso

1. Bobo-Dedougou-Tougan-Ouahigouya 361 km
2. Kantchari-Kodjari-Benin border 144 km
3. Pa-Dano-Diebougou-Gaoua-Cote d'Ivoire border 231 km

In Cote D’Ivoire

Bouna-Doropo Burkina border 90 km

In Ghana

Kumasi-Sunyani-Dormaa Ahenkro-Gonokrom Cote d'Ivoire border 209 km

In Guinea

1. Labe-Mali-Kedougou (Senegal) 300 km
2. Labe-Tougue-Dinguiraye-Siguiri 460 km
3. Siguin-Kignekourou-Niagassola-Mali border 155 km

In Mali

1. Diema-Sandara-Kayes-Senegal border 350 km
2. Nioro-Sansare 110 km
3. Kayes-Sadiola-Kenieba 250 km
4. Benena-Burkina border 46 km
5. Yelimane-Nioro 120 km
6. Bougouni-Manankoro-Cote d'Ivoire border 123 km
7. Kita-Sirakorola-Guinea border 100 km

In Niger

1. Tsemaoua-Dabnou 30 km
2. Zinder-Nagaria-Nigeria border 111 km
3. Niamey-Bellayara 96 km
4. Niamey-Farie 62 km
5. Sabon gari-Gaya-Sabon gari 70 km
6. Filingue-Tahoua 244 km
7. Niamey-Quallan 100 km
8. N'Guigmi-Tchad border 117 km
9. Niamey-Namaro-Farie 65 km
10. Diffa-Dutsi-Damsak 28 km
11. Maine-Soroa-Geidam-Nigeria border 57 km
12. Doulsou-Yatakala-Burkina border 29 km
13. Ayerou-lnates-Mali border 30km

In Nigeria

1. Warri-Benin City-Lokoja-Abuja 521 km
2. Abuja-Jos 300 km
3. Jebba-Mokwa-Bida-Lapai-Suleja-Abuja 333 km
4. Port Harcourt-Onitsha-Enugu-Makurdi-Jos-Bauchi-Maiduguri-Ngala (Lake Chad) 1200 km
5. Calabar-Ogoja-Wukari-Jalingo-Numan-Maiduguri-Damsak 1350 km

In Liberia

1. Gbamga-Voinjama-Guinea Border 213 km
2. Voinjama-Mendikorma-Sierra Leone border 68 km
3. Tobli-Zwedru-Harper-Cote d’Ivoire border 320 km

In Sierra Leone

1. Kenema-Koinda-Liberia border 170 km
2. Lunsar-Sefadu 222 km
3. Bo-Yele-Matotoka 85 km

In Togo

1. Benin border-Hilla Condji-Keve-Zolo-Ghana border 80 km
2. Ghana border-Natchamba-Bassar-Sokode-Tchamba-Kambole-Benin border 177 km
3. Dapaong-Ponio 40 km
4. Ghana border-Tinjasse Bassar 94 km

B) Trans-Coastal roads

In Cote D’Ivoire

Ghana border-Noe Aboisso-Grand Bassam-Abidjan-Grand Lahou-Sassandra-San Pedro-Tabou-Liberia border 600 km

In Gambia

1. Senegal border-Amadalai-Barra 14 km
2. Kerr Ayub-Farafenni-Soma-Nioroderie  
3. Basse-Sabe-Willingara  
4. Plandiraba-Seleti-Cassamance  
5. Madinaba-Seleti  

In Ghana

Akatsi-Dzodze-Togo border 31 km

In Togo

Ghana border-Noepe-Hilla Condji-Benin border 80 km
The two road axes in Ghana and Togo are by-passes to the original road from Hilla Condji-Aneho-Aflao (Ghana border)

Article 2

The ECOWAS Executive Secretariat shall monitor the application of these roads as Community road axes

Article 3

This Regulation shall be published in the Official Jour­nal of the Community within thirty (30) days of its signature by the Chairman of Council, it shall be published by each Member State in its National Gazette within the same time-frame.
Done at Dakar, this 17th day of December, 2001M. Bacari KoneChairman for Council
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