Aug 22, 2011, 1:45 PM
The regional bloc, in an extra ordinary meeting, said the military interventions in the processes of governance in both countries also hampered the democratic governance, insisting on the return of civil governance and roll out of electoral processes.
at the opening ceremony, the Chairman of ECOWAS, President Alassane Ouattara,
said the security in
said, based on the insistence of ECOWAS, the military officers that seized
power from the government in
said: ‘’ The coup in
lot has been done in
said the diplomatic and economic sanctions placed on
his presentatgion, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre
Desire-Ouedraogo, said the humanitarian situation in
said the electoral process in
Desire-Ouedraogo said:‘’ All the processes are backed by the constitution of the country.’’
The President of the AU Commission, Jean Ping, said the A U would support the decisions taken by ECOWAS on both countries.
However, the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, was commended for the smooth transition of power in the country, setting example for other African states.
Sall was attending the meeting for the first time after winning in an election that ousted Abdoulaye Wade.
The crisis stalled the presidential run-off poll earlier scheduled for 29th April 2012.
Also among the regional leaders in attendance was President Yahya Jammeh who led a high-powered delegation to the summit.
ECOWAS has presented cheques totally 4.5 million US dollars to three of its
member states to enable them cope with refugee and displacement crisis caused
by the rebellion in the north of
cheques were presented by President Ouattara, during the opening of yesterday’s
extra-ordinary summit in
Three million dollars of the amount is for
The release of the humanitarian support was
authorized by regional leaders at their February 2012 summit in
ECOWAS Commission president Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo described the donation as part of the region’s modest contributions, and an expression of its solidarity with the refugees and displaced persons who are in desperate need of support in the three countries.