President George Weah is encouraging ECOWAS members to push the organization’s new Vision 2050 that seeks to provide basic social services that will positively impact the lives of all citizens in members countries.
Vision 2050 is a fully integrated community of peoples in a peaceful, prosperous region with strong institutions that respect fundamental freedoms and work towards inclusive and sustainable development.
According to Mr. Weah, the issue of reform has been a major priority of ECOWAS since 2008.
Speaking at the 59TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE ECOWAS HEADS OF STATE & GOVERNMENT in Accra-Ghana, JUNE 19, 2021, President Weah also reminded his pears that the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a decline in investment and growth in many Member States.
He noted that economic reform is the right course of action towards the efficient and effective financial management that the current economic situation ECOWAS regional body demands.
Mr. Weah encourage the ECOWAS body to speedily
mobilize all resources to tackle the increasing threats that the sub-region faces due to the alarming rise of terrorism, transnational crimes, and maritime insecurity.
He appealed to ECOWAS Heads of State to speedily work on the issue of the single currency, the ECO, which will bring in economic growth and development to members states.
President Weah also praised Ghanian President and ECOWAS Chairman, Nana Ado Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, for putting in place preventive diplomacy measures to find solution to the Mali crisis that would help to put the transition process on an irreversible track in that country.
He also thanked Nigeria former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for working with all Malian stakeholders to re-energize the Malian transition process, and praised Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, for leading the effort as the COVID-19 Champion of ECOWAS.