Mar 4, 2009, 5:42 AM
ECOWAS leaders recently ended an extra-ordinary summit in
The one-day meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS,
Addressing the press after the meeting, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency James Victor Gbeho, said the Heads of State and Government endorsed the recommendations of the Ad-hoc Committee of regional leaders which met in
According to the President of the Commission, the post of Vice-President of the Commission is allocated to
Macro-economic policy -
Political Affairs, Peace and Security -
Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources -
Administration and Finance -
Customs, Trade, Industry, Free movement, Mines and Tourism -
Infrastructure - The
Human Development and Gender -
All sitting Commissioners are expected to have completed their tenure by December 2011, with the exception of
President Gbeho explained that there is the possibility of creating one or two additional Commissioner-positions to reduce the workload of some departments.
He further explained that the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government will consult with the Presidents of
The country eventually allocated the position of President will present a candidate for appointment by the Heads of State and Government.
The allocation of statutory posts is within the framework of the restructuring of ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies following the transformation of the ECOWAS Executive Secretariat into the ECOWAS Commission in 2007.