December 13, 2019
President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Jean-Claude K. Brou has noted that lack of resources is hindering the implementation of projects by the Community institutions.

According to the Commission President the budget approved by ECOWAS Parliament earmarked from the Community levy this year of two hundred and sixty-nine million dollars point of unity account, “only 20% had been received as at the end of September 2019, and of that amount “you would agree with me that, under such circumstances, it would be difficult to implement all our programmes”.

He further told the House he was making the point not to spite any country but to get the support of lawmakers to sensitize their countries to pay the community levy as he is aware a lot of countries are doing a lot to pay the community levy.

“What we do with the community levy is to benefit the whole population with all the good will we have, if we lack the resources it will not be easy for us to implement projects we have earmarked”.

Mr. Brou’s remarks follow complaints from lawmakers who were not happy that projects talked about are not being implemented despite the fact that they approve the budget for their implementation at purpose.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/