ECOWAS: Functions Of ECOWAS And The Location Of The Member States



Before the creation of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the collective territory known as West Africa, from a regional point of view, was made up of an aggregation of states that had emerged from different colonial experiences and administrations which largely defined the boundaries of the 15 states domiciled in the area.

Even though member states of the community, today make use of three different imported official languages (English, French and Portuguese), there are well over a thousand existing local languages including cross-border native tongues such as Ewe, Fulfulde, Hausa, Mandingo, Wolof, Yoruba, Ibo, Ga, etc. that constitute its over 300 million people tucked in a vast land of about 5.1 million square kilometres.

Prior to colonialism, the area played host to many proud empires and kingdoms that spanned centuries some of which included Ghana, Mali Songhai, Wolof, Oyo, Benin and Kanem Bornu.

Functions And Fundamental Principles Of ECOWAS

ECOWAS is guided by its fundamental Principles in all its dealings with member states, citezens and other external bodies. These principles are enshrined in the Treaty of the Community, which is also the fundamental document bringing the members together.

  • equality and inter-dependence of Member States;
  • solidarity and collective self-reliance;
  • inter-State co-operation, harmonisation of policies and integration of programmes;
  • non-aggression between Member States;
  • maintenance of regional peace, stability and security through the promotion and strengthening of good neighbourliness;
  • peaceful settlement of disputes among Member States, active Co-operation between neighbouring countries and promotion of a peaceful environment as a prerequisite for economic development;
  • recognition promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in accordance with the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
  • accountability, economic and social justice and popular participation in development;
  • recognition and observance of the rules and principles of the Community;
  • promotion and consolidation of a democratic system of governance in each Member State as envisaged by the Declaration of Political Principles adopted in Abuja on 6 July, 1991;
  • equitable and just distribution of the costs and benefits of economic co-operation and integration.

List Of ECOWAS Members States

  • BENIN
  • BURKINA FASO
  • CABO VERDE
  • CÔTE D’IVOIRE
  • The GAMBIA
  • GHANA
  • GUINEA
  • GUINEA BISSAU
  • LIBERIA
  • MALI
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • SENEGAL
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • TOGO

ECOWAS Office In Nigeria And Other Member Countries

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE in nigeria

Name of Head of Office : Mr. Manaja Tula ISA

Address :Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sir Tafawa Balewa House, Room 328, Western Wing , Opposite Eagle Square, Central Business District, P.M.B. 130, Garki G.P.O. Abuja – Nigeria

Phones :Tel: (+234) 0815 557 6909

Emails : manajatulaisa@gmail.com

 

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :

  1. E. Sunday Oja OMOIGIADE

Address :Permanent Representative of Nigeria to ECOWAS 114 Yakubu Gowon Crescent Asokoro, Abuja

Phones :+234 7066123133

Emails : sundayomo@yahoo.co.uk

 

ECOWAS Office In CÔTE D’IVOIRE

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :

Madame Sandra FOLQUET

Address :Point Focal de la Cellule Nationale CEDEAO

Phones :(+225) 21-01-70-06/+225 01933359

Fax :

Emails :s.f.coulibaly@hotmail.fr

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :

Mme Kone Epouse TOURE MAMAN

Address : Ambassade de Côte d’Ivoire – Abuja

Phones :+234 8166837645

Emails :mamantour1@yahoo.fr, ambaci.abuja@yahoo.fr

 

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :

Amb. Oluwole Jonathan COKER

Address :Office of the Special Representative of the ECOWAS in Abidjan

Phones :+225 2251005, +225 46451751

Emails : yaocoker@gmail.com

 

ECOWAS Office In Guinea

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Mr. Siaka CISSOKO

Address :Directeur General de l’Intégration Africaine Chef de la Cellule Nationale CEDEAO/Guinée Ministère de la Coopération Internationale

 

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :H.E. Gaoussou TOURE

Address :

Phones :+243) 8078965428 +234) 9099446361

Emails :gatoure2000@yahoo.co.uk gatoure@gmail.com ambaguineeab@yahoo.com

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :Mrs. Jacqueline ZABA

Address :Office of the Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission in Guinea BP. 4144, Conakry

Phones :+224 664061953

Emails :n_jacqui@yahoo.fr

 

ECOWAS Office In Mali

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Monsieur Cheick KEITA

Address :BPE 4791, Hamdalaye ACI 2OOO, Bamako

Phones : (+223) 2O.29.11.22 /20.21.23.32 (+223) 66.74.25.23

Fax :

Emails :keitacheickh02@hotmail.fr

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative : S.E. Mahamane Amadou MAIGA

Address :Ambassade du Mali, Maitama IBB Way Plot 32R7, Abuja

Phones :+234 8169157478

Emails :mmaiga958@gmail.com

 

ECOWAS Office In Senegal

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Jean Antoine DIOUF, Directeur Intégration Régionale Responsable de la Cellule , Nationale CEDEAO

Address :94, rue Félix Faure X Jean Jaures, 6ème étage, Dakar, 14236 – KDR Peytavin

Phones : (+221) 33 821 25 75

Emails :baybabacarba@gmail.com

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :H.E. Abubakar SAMBA

Address :Ambassade du Sénégal 12 Jose Marti Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja

Phones :+234 8022904698, +234 8030938314

Emails :baboucarsambe@yahoo.fr

 

ECOWAS Office In Burkina Faso

MINISTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR ECOWAS AFFAIRS

Name of Ministry :Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè de l’Extérieur

Name of Minister :Monsieur Alpha BARRY

Address :03 BP 7038 Ouagadougou 03

Phones :(+226) 25 32 47 32 – 25 32 47 36

Fax :

Emails :

Web Site :

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Monsieur Oumarou GANOU

Address :Responsable de la Cellule Nationale CEDEAO

Phones :(+226) 79 09 54 73 / 50 32 47 32

Emails :gannbou@gmail.com

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :Piabié Firmin Grégoire N’DO

Address :Ambassade du Burkina Faso 15, Pope John Paul II Street Off Gana Street, Maitama District, Abuja

Phones :

Emails :piabie.firmin3@gmail.com

 

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :Diakité MOHAMAMED

Address :Rue de la Chance No. 3.119, Ouagadougou

Phones :+226 25 30 19 80

Emails :diakimed@yahoo.fr

 

ECOWAS Office In The Gambia

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Mrs. Fatim NJIE

Address :Independence Drive, Banjul

Phones :(+220) 420 11 12 / 4228868

Fax :+220 422 77 56

Emails :yaingui@hotmail.com

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :H.E. Momodou M.B.O. CHAM

Address : Deputy Ambassador /Head of Chancery The Gambia High Commission, 7 Misratah, Off Parakou, Wuse II, Abuja

Phones : (+234) 818 604 1446

Emails : mambo.cham@yahoo.com, ghc_abuja@yahoo.com

 

 ECOWAS In Guinea Bissau

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office : Cristina da Silva PEDREIRA

Address :Responsável da Cellule Nationale de la CEDEAO Ministério da Economia Integração Regional

Phones :(+245) 6706648

Fax :

Emails :cristinasilvapedreira@yahoo.com.br

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative : H.E. Joao GOMES CARDOSO

Address :Embassy of Guinea Bissau, Abuja

Phones :+245 633 8078

Emails :jomescardoso@gmail.com

 

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :Amb. Ansumana CEESAY

Address :Office of the Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission in Guinea Bissau,

Phones :+245 5834388

Emails :ansumana.jikoti@gmail.com

ECOWAS Office In Niger

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Leko ADO

Phones :+227 94 21 68 31

Emails :adoleko@yahoo.fr

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :E. Mansour Maman Hadj DADDO

Address :Ambassade du Niger à Abuja

Phones :+234 8129129239

Emails :elmansour56@yahoo.fr

 

ECOWAS Office In Serra Leone

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office : Mr. Sheku KAMARA, Deputy Development Secretary, Regional Integration and South-South Cooperation,

Address :Ministry of Finance and Economic Development 2nd Floor Treasury Building, George Street, Freetown

Phones : (+232) 78331438

Emails : kamaramseku@gmail.com

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :H. E. General Alfred Nelson WILLIAMS

Address :Sierra Leone High Commission, Diplomatic Zone, Abuja

Phones :+234 8186651149 +234 8124655296

Emails : godyouarethebest@gmail.com

 

ECOWAS Office In Cabo Verde

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Madame Elisângela Andrade Carvalho

Address :ASA – CP 60, Praia

Phones :(+238) 2607832

Emails :ecarvalho@mirex.gov.cv

Web Site :

ECOWAS Office In Ghana

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Mrs. Sena SIAW-BOATENG

Address :Director, Africa and Regional Integration

Phones :(+233 – 303 932361) (+233-549) 743 944

Fax :

Emails :sena.siaw-boateng@mfa.gov.gh

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :H.E. William Azumah AWINADOR-KANYIRIGE

Address :Ghana High Commission, Plot 301, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Area 10, Garki, Abuja

Phones :+234 903 620 0025

Emails :ghcom_abj@hotmail.com anornador8@yahoo.com

 

 

ECOWAS Office In Liberia

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office :Benedict D. ROBERTS

Address :

Phones :(+231) 886-258 196 (+231) 777-558 276

Fax :

Emails :broberts@mfdp.gov.lr

Web Site :www.emansion.gov.lr

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative : H. E. Dr. Al-Hassan CONTEH

Address :Embassy of the Republic of Liberia

Phones :+234 8066323875

Emails :alconteh@yahoo.com liberiaembassyabuja@ymail.com

 

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :Amb. Babatunde Olanrewaju AJISOMO

Address :Office of the Special Representative, 17th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia

Phones :+231 888 910 933

Emails :tundeajisomo@yahoo.com

ECOWAS Office In Togo

ECOWAS NATIONAL OFFICE

Name of Head of Office : Mme Zouréhatou KASSAH-TRAORE

Address :

Phones :(+228) 222 88 03

Fax :

Emails :celluletogo@yahoo.fr, zourehatou@yahoo.fr

Web Site :

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ECOWAS

Name of Permanent Representative :S.E. Tmanawoe TAZO

Address :Ambassade du Togo, 36, TY Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja

Phones :+234 703 158 8114 – 07 +234 813 968 7070/ 0818 536 5445

Emails :ambatogoabuja@yahoo.com, Tmanawoe.tz@gmail.com, ttmanawoe@yahoo.fr

 

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEMBER STATE

Name of Special Representative :H.E. Garba LOMPO

Address :

Phones :+228 893 083 030 +228 997 54 757 +228 222 26 864



Emails :lompo_garba@yahoo.fr

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