President Adama Barrow exhorted other ECOWAS institutions to get inspiration from the community Parliament in the drive to reviewing and evaluating the scope and mandate of their operations.
The President was speaking at the opening of the Parliamentary Seminar on the evaluation of the Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS parliament yesterday, where parliamentarians from the sub-region are meeting to discuss the implementation of the strategic plan and the supplementary act on the enhancement of the powers of the parliament.
While commending the body for the decision to review the Fourth Legislature of the Parliament, President Barrow said it is obligatory to examine the challenges confronting the Community and its institutions.
”It is best practice to review your performance and results to be accountable to the community you represent. This will justify the investments and resource inputs for your activities, thus making this meeting imperative.”
He applauded the ECOWAS Parliament for the strides registered during the last years to mediate and find solutions to the numerous security challenges that exist in the sub-region.
”The Authority of Heads of State of ECOWAS has noted, with deep appreciation, the various missions of ECOWAS Parliamentarians to various hotspots to initiate dialogue between the contending parties there”. He stated
President Barrow expressed delight at the hosting of the very important meeting, saying it is a testimony that the democracy The Gambia has been nurturing is strong enough to earn international recognition.