Regulation C/REG.26/12/03 Authorising the Director General and the Deputy Director-General of the West Africa Health Organisation to remain in Office Pending the Renewal of their Appointments

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.26/12/03 Authorising the Director General and the Deputy Director-General of the West Africa Health Organisation to remain in Office Pending the Renewal of their Appointments

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the ECOWAS Treaty establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of Protocol A/P.2/7/87 establishing the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) as a specialised Institution of ECOWAS and as the single health organisation of the sub-region;MINDFUL of Article 1 paragraphs 2 and 4 of the said Protocol on the appointment of the Director-General and Deputy Director-General of WAHO by the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the Assembly of Ministers of Health of WAHO;RECALLING Regulations C/Reg.6/8/99 and Regulation C/Reg.10/12/99 appointing Dr. Kabba Joiner as Director-General and Professor Moussa Adama Maiga as Deputy Director-General for one (1) renewable period of 4 years respectively;CONSIDERING that the tenure of the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General shall expire on 24th February, 2004 and 1st March, 2004 respectively;MINDFUL of Decision A/Dec.3/7/91 on the Evaluation and Performance of Statutory Appointees of the Community which directs that the evaluation of Statutory Appointees with the exception of the External Auditors, shall be done annually;CONSIDERING that the next evaluation exercise for Statutory Appointees will take place in March 2004 after the official expiration of the tenure of the Director-General and Deputy Director-General of WAHO;DESIRING to ensure that the Management of WAHO and the implementation of its programmes are not interrupted or compromised due to vacancies at the management level;DESIRING to ensure that the management staff of WAHO is retained in order to carry on with the Administration of that Institution;ON THE RECOMMENDATION of the Executive Secretariat of ECOWASENACTS

Article 1

The Director-General and Deputy Director-General of the West African Health Organisation shall remain in office after the expiration of their tenure on 28th February, 2004 and 1st March, 2004 respectively, pending decision of the Council of Ministers on the renewal of their appointments by the Council of Ministers.

Article 2

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 the Council of Ministers. It shall be published in the National Gazette of each Member State within the same time frame.
Done at Accra, this 18th day of December, 2003Hon. (Dr) Kofi Konadu AprakuChairman for Council
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