The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is expected to organize a seminar aimed at promoting peace and democratic elections in the sub-region.
The seminar is organized by the ECOWAS Parliament on the theme “Two Decades of Democratic Elections in ECOWAS Member States: Achievements, Challenges and Way Ahead” will be held from 12 to 15 October 2021 in Winneba, Ghana. The seminar is part of ECOWAS programs aimed at promoting regional integration and good governance.
The seminar will bring together high-ranking government officials, civil society groups, diplomatic corps and other key stakeholders both inside and outside the sub-region to engage in dialogue on the topic under different angles.
The seminar is being organized in response to concerns regarding the evaluation of measures for the conduct of democratic and peaceful elections in the sub-region.
Ghana’s largest and most important indigenous bank, GCB Bank, provided financial support for the successful organization of the seminar. The cash donation was made as part of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. According to GCB, he sees the seminar as an important advocacy program for the promotion of peace and democracy in the sub-region.
The Managing Director of GCB Bank Limited, Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, said in a statement that GCB is ready to support the development of programs that promote peace, democracy and the rule of law in the sub-region, as those – this creates an environment conducive to attracting foreigners Direct investment (FDI), regional business activities as well as general growth of the economic and financial sector.
The Deputy Majority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana and Member of the ECOWAS Parliament, the Hon. Alex Afenyo Markins received the donation on behalf of the ECOWAS Parliament.
Mr. Afenyo-Markins, also deputy of Efutu in the central region, congratulated the GCB for its contribution to the maintenance of peace and development in the sub-region.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will open the international seminar.