By Favour Nnabugwu
ECOWAS Parliament has kicked against the violence the resulted to loss of lives and properties in Sierra Leone
The Speaker of the Parliament, Sidie Mohamed Tunis at the delocalized meeting of the joint committee in Banjul Gambia, themed:“Community Texts relating to Peace, Security, Democracy and Good Governance: Challenges in their Implementation and the Oversight Role of ECOWAS Parliament”
Represented by the 4the Deputy speaker, Adja Satu Camara Pinto call on all sides to adhere to the rule of law, which is the best path to channel and address grievances of every kind.
Tunis said, ”Many democracies are having difficulties globally, in this present day, these failures are often attributed to the lack of trust and accountability.
” We are seeing regime change and reforms in many parts of the world. In Africa the fragility of our democracies is caused by electoral abuse, ethnic divisions, mismanagement of natural resources, poverty, and economic insecurity.
“”There is a need for political will and action to counter these problems, and these are better achieved through our institutions. It is said that integration is about people. Indeed, it is high time our region derives the benefits””He said .
Also speaking, Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Mamadou Tanagra told member state to collectively act swiftly to address the issues of insecurity and promote in the subregion
‘As nations sharing the same destiny, we have a moral obligation and a collective responsibility to act swiftly to address all issues hampering the institutional advancement, the consolidation of peace, security and the empowerment of women who as the driving forces of the Region”
He continued further, “Today , it is immensely gratifying to observe the overwhelming response of all partners and people of goodwill here present to affirm a faith in a common purpose, a common conviction and a common devotion in the consolidation of Peace, Security and Good Governance and other community achievements. ‘