of Article 5 of the ECOWAS Treaty establishing the Authority of Heads of State and Government and defining its composition and functions ;
MINDFUL of the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment signed in Dakar on 29 May, 1979, especially Article 2, paragraph 4 of the said Protocol ;
CONSIDERING that this Protocol effectively entered into force in Member States on 5 June, 1980 and that the five-year-implementation period of the first phase relating to Free Movement and the abolition of compulsory visa before entry into the territory of a Member State for ninety (90) days expires on 4 June, 1985 ;
HAVING NOTED that all sixteen Member States of the Community have presently ratified this Protocol and put it into force but certain Member States are not applying it effectively ;
HEREBY APPEALS to those Member States which are not fully implementing all provisions of the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment, to take the necessary measures in order to ensure the effective implementation of this Protocol ;
DIRECTS the Executive Secretariat to give a progress report on this issue to the next session of the Council of Ministers.
DONE AT LOME, THIS 23RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1984 IN ONE SINGLE ORIGINAL IN THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH LANGUAGES, BOTH TEXTS BEING EQUALLY AUTHENTIC.
H. E. LANSAN CONTE
FOR THE AUTHORITY