Credit: ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will, from Wednesday, July 13, have a new seven-man Commission to manage the subregional body.

ECOWAS has decided to reduce its fifteen-man Commission to seven.

Omar Alieu Touray to lead new 7-man ECOWAS Commission
Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission

The new Management will be led by Dr. Omar Alieu Touray from the Gambia who takes over from Jean-Claude Kassi Brou whose tenure comes to an end.

The handing-over ceremony is being held at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

All other new statutory appointees who were named at the ECOWAS 61st Ordinary Session in Accra on July 3, will also assume office.