As parts of efforts to ensure/guarantee that budgetary goals are achieved at national and regional levels, among ECOWAS member-states, a high level participation is expected at a 3-day workshop/seminar.
The workshop which will be hosted by the Togolese Government is designed for Members of ECOWAS Parliament and the focus, is on the Enhanced Powers of ECOWAS Parliament and Oversight over Budgets and Programmes of ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies. The workshop is scheduled to hold in Lome, capital of Togolese Republic from Tuesday, the 22nd – Thursday, the 24th of August, 2017.
This seminar/Workshop is coming against the backdrop of the adoption of the Supplementary Act. A/S.A1/12/16 relating to the Enhancement of Powers of the ECOWAS Parliaments, of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, during the 50th Ordinary Session in Abuja, 2016.
The Workshop which is expected to have in attendance, 150 participants , drawn from – ECOWAS Parliament, ECOWAS Commission, National Institute for Legislative Studies, International Organizations and Partner Agencies of ECOWAS, Members of the Civil Society Organizations in Togo, Members of Organized Labour Organizations, the Private Sector and other Officials of ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies in Togo.
With resource persons from both International and regional institutions in West Africa, the workshop will address: “The Role of Parliament in the Community-Opportunities for ECOWAS”, “ECOWAS Parliament and its New Mandate – Challenges and Prospects”.
The workshop provides a platform for Members of Parliament and Executive arm of ECOWAS to interact and share experiences on the appropriation process of the community, all geared towards economic development and integration of the sub-region.
In addition, the workshop would be an opportunity to enlighten MPs and participants from ECOWAS Community Institutions and Agencies on the expanded role of the Parliament as well as discuss strategies for effective implementation of the Supplementary Act.