ECOWAS Parliament hails former Jeswang lawmaker

Monday, June 04, 2018

Former Jeswang lawmaker, Haddy Nyang Jagne and Alexi Kabore, the current legal adviser to the president of Burkina Faso were recently honoured with a standing ovation by the ECOWAS Parliament for their contribution to the enhancement of the ECOWAS Parliament over the past few years.

Madam Jagne recently attended the ECOWAS Parliament’s 2018 First Ordinary Session of the Fourth Legislature in Abuja Nigeria from the 10th-30th May 2018, where she was invited in her capacity as former parliamentarian.

In an interview with The Point, the former lawmaker disclosed that the ECOWAS Parliament also implored on them to continue their contribution towards the advancement and visibility of the Community Parliament.

Nyang said she served the Community Parliament in both the Second Legislature 2007-2011 and the Third Legislature from 2011-2015.

“I was invited along with Hon. Alexi Kabore who served as second deputy speaker in the third legislature and is presently the legal adviser to the Burkinabe president.”

Madam Jagne expressed gratitude to the ECOWAS parliament and in particular the diligent and pro-active R.T. honourable speaker, Cisse Lo, who is also the second deputy speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal for their tireless effort towards the advancement of the parliament.

The session, she said, also witness seminars on the theme: Strengthening the Participation and Representation of ECOWAS Gender Policy in Democracy and a two day general summit on the theme: “Enhancing Women Political Participation and Representation in Democracy and Governance”.

These summits were co-organised by the parliament and the Social Affairs Department of the ECOWAS Commission and ECOFEPA with the collaboration of the Danish International Development Agency and UN Women.

The former lawmaker said the summits provided brief them a window of awareness on the provisions of the ECOWAS Gender and Election Strategic Framework and Serves as yardsticks for measuring women political participation in elective and decision making within the ECOWAS sub-region.

Author: Momodou Jawo