OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER DEPARTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT MACRO-ECONOMIC POLICY DEPARTMENT POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACE & SECURITY DEPARTMENT TRADE, CUSTOMS, INDUSTRY & FREE MOVEMENT DEPARTMENT

INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT

M. Ebrime NJIE
Commissionner

 
Transport & Telecommunication Directorate

Deparmental Template

Brief Description 

 

Under the new structure of the ECOWAS Commission, there is a Department of Transport and Telecommunications under the Commissioner for Infrastructure. The Department of Transport and Telecommunications have the responsibility to carry out the following functions in conformity with Articles 32 and 33 of the ECOWAS Revised Treaty:

 

  • Develop Common Transport and Telecommunications policies, laws and regulations;

 

  • Develop an extensive network of all weather highways within the Community;

 

  • Formulate programmes for the improvement and integration of railway networks;

 

  • Formulate programmes for the improvement of coastal shipping services and inter state inland waterways and for the harmonization of maritime transport policies and services;

 

  • Promote the development of regional air transport services and implement air transport safety and security programmes;

 

  • Encourage the establishment and promotion of joint ventures and the participation of the private sector in the areas of Transport and Telecommunications.

 

Specifically in the area of Telecommunications the Department shall assist Member States in:

 

  • Developing, modernizing and coordinating their national  networks in order to provide reliable interconnection;

 

  • Coordinating their efforts with regard to the operation and maintenance of West African portion of the Pan-African Telecommunications network and in the mobilization of national and international financial resources.

 

In carrying out its mandate, due attention shall be paid to other initiatives in the sectors both at regional and international levels. The Department shall cooperate with the UEMOA Commission in the sub-region and other technical bodies such ECA, WORLD BANK, ITU, ICAO, IMO, PMAWCA, PAPU etc…. whose mandates cover these two sectors.

 

For the implementation of the above mandate, the following structure is proposed for the Department of Transport and Telecommunications.

Mr. David KAMARA
Director

LOGO

ECOWAS, CANADA TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

  Abuja-Nigeria 16 October 2014
  

LOGO

ECOWAS DEVELOPS CRISIS COMMUNICATION, COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION STRATEGIES AGAINST EBOLA

  Accra-Ghana 12 October 2014
  

LOGO

EXPERTS DEVELOP HARMONIZED EBOLA RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATION MESSAGES

  Accra-Ghana 30 September 2014
  

LOGO

ECOWAS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF DR (MRS) MARGARET VOGT

  Abuja-Nigeria 26 September 2014
  

LOGO

COMMISSIONER URGES MASS PARTICIPATION AT FIRST ECOWAS MINING AND OIL FORUM

  Abuja-Nigeria 26 September 2014
  

LOGO

MINISTERIAL GROUP CALLS FOR MOBILIZATION OF REGIONAL ARMED, SECURITY FORCES TO BOLSTER EBOLA FIGHT

  Accra-Ghana 26 September 2014
  

LOGO

ECOWAS COMMISSION PRESIDENT MEETS WITH NIGERIAN EDITORS ON EBOLA

  Abuja-Nigeria 20 September 2014
  

LOGO

ECOWAS, USAID SIGN US$23.6M ACCORDS TO PROMOTE REGIONAL STABILITY, TRADE

  Abuja-Nigeria 18 September 2014
  

   En Français      In Portuguese      Back      Home  
Created and maintained by the Community Computer Centre (CCC) in collaboration with the Directorate of Communication
Send comments to: webmaster@ecowas.int

Copyright © ECOWAS 2007