On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

”We are here for regional integration and cooperation” ECOWAS Speaker

The Sierra Leonean MPs at the ECOWAS Parliament pose with the speaker of ECOWAS

The Sierra Leonean MPs at the ECOWAS Parliament pose with the speaker of ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Osman who arrived in Freetown yesterday has stated that their mission is to strengthen regional integration and cooperation among member states.
He was accompanied by the ECOWAS Secretary General Mohamed Jakite and other MPs who arrived in Sierra Leone on a three day visit to strengthen relations amongst member states.
They were yesterday received by the Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business Hon. Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya, the Sierra Leone Head of Parliamentary delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament Hon. Ibrahim Sorie, a member of the council of elders at the ECOWAS Parliament Hon. Elizabeth Alpha Lavalie, the ECOWAS Deputy Speaker Hon. Victoria Saidu Kamara and other members including Hon. Thomas  Mansaray, Hon. Dr. Brima Kamanda and P.C Brima Kebbie.
Receiving the delegation at the Freetown International Airport, Hon. Ibrahim Sorie welcomed them and assured them of a fruitful stay in Sierra Leone. He explained that it was a norm for the ECOWAS Speaker to visit six member states each year out of the fifteen countries.
On behalf of the Speaker and in the capacity as Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business in the Sierra Leone Parliament, Hon. S.B.B Dumbuya assured the delegation that they would be accorded every bit of the Sierra Leonean hospitality.
In response, the ECOWAS Speaker, Mohammad Osman thanked the Sierra Leonean MPs for their warm welcome and said their visit shall strengthen stronger relations amongst member states. He also said they will be visiting other countries as part of their agenda.
Later yesterday, the ECOWAS delegation met with the Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation who are the integrating Ministries that implements the ECOWAS protocols. They shall also meet with the Head of State and President this morning.
The ECOWAS Speaker is from Niger whilst the Secretary General is from the Republic of Guinea.
By Ishmael Bayoh

Comments are closed.