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

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