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In Sierra Leone, ECOWAS Ends Cross Border Sensitization Workshop
By Mohamed Kanu
Jun 21, 2010, 14:14
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The Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development on Friday 18th June 2010 concluded a three day sensitization programme on Regional Integration and Cross Border Cooperation and the Free Movement of Goods, and Citizens of ECOWAS States. The aim behind this workshop is forgovernment to help promote regional integration, cross border cooperation and free movement of goods and persons among member States.

A representative from ECOWAS Ms Benetta Joko-Tarr called on the participants to see the need for working together in order to promote regional activities within States. She said though the committee is faced with numerous challenges, the committee will not relent in implementing fruitful programmes that are entailed in the ECOWAS Protocols for the emancipation of member States.

Ms. Joko-Tarr further commended the Government of Sierra Leone, especially the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for the warm hospitality accorded them on their arrival to date. She however called on Journalists to help in the dissemination process of the Protocol and activities of the ECOWAS, adding that the committee holds the press in high esteem, while referring to them as the mouth piece of the voiceless. The ECOWAS rep went on that it is the responsibility of Journalists to protect their country and region as a whole.


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