OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
The President of the Commission of the Economic community of West African States
is assisted be a vice President and seven (7) Commissioners. The new ECOWAS Vice
President is Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh a Liberian who officially assumed office
on the 8th of February 2012
Role of the Vice President
Appointed for a mandate of four (4) years, the Vice President ensures the
organizational continuity of the Community in the absence of the President. He
assists and supports the President in the discharge of duties related to the
discharge of the mandate of ECOWAS. He is in charge of coordination, monitoring
and evaluation of programmes, as well as relations between the Commission and
other ECOWAS institutions. He assumes any other responsibilities that are
delegated to him by the President of the Commission. He also supervises the
Community Computer Center.
Beyond his specific functions, the Vice President, owing to his principal
mission of coordination of the Community’s programmes, performs duties relating
to the boosting and coordination of technical issues and other routine business
through the supervision of a number of Units essential for the sound
management of ECOWAS. They are: the Monitoring-Evaluation Unit, the Strategic
Planning Unit, and Unit on Relations with other Institutions.
These different units placed under the supervision of the Vice President draw
their existence and justification from the road map prescribed to the ECOWAS
Commission for the realization of its objectives of regional integration and
development through notably the operationalization of Vision 2020 moving from
an ECOWAS of States to an ECOWAS of the People.
The Cabinet of the Vice President comprises:
The Monitoring-Evaluation Unit,
The Strategic Planning Unit,
The Unit on Relations with other ECOWAS Institutions,
The Community Computer Center.