Economic,Social And Cultural Council Chapter(ECOSOCC),is a Union,which seeks to provide an opportunity for African Civil Society,to play an active role in charting the future of the Continent,by partnering with African Governments,to contribute to the principles,policies and programmes,of The Union.
The African Union,ECOSSOCC,was established under the Provisions of Articles 5 and 22 of the African Union’s constitutive Act,as a vehicle for building a strong partnership between governments and all segments of African civil society.
in view of this,Ghana launched the National Economic,Social and Cultural Council Chapter today,to help in the dissemination of information, and mobilizing support for AU Policies and Programmes,on the continent.
Speaking at the launch,a deputy minister of foreign affairs and regional integration, Emmanuel bombande said,for African countries to attain the agenda 2063,African leaders must ensure the effective implementation of policies by the chapter.he further indicated that,the launch of the chapter will provide an opportunity to brainstorm on creative and innovative strategies to disseminate information and mobilise support for AU programmes and activities.
It would also help to promote,sustain and implement continental obligations and commitments at the national level.
He noted that,CSOs played an important role in consultations leading to the adoption of priority areas in Agenda 2063,which recognised that,development on the continent should be people-driven with emphasis on the potential of women and youth.
On his part,the presiding deputy officer of economic,social and cultural council chapter,Samuel Dotse,said Ghana was joining Togo,Kenya,Nigeria,zambia ,Algeria,Cameroon,Mauritius and others,who had established their national chapters.
Twenty four organisations,including the private sector,media,civil society organisations and academia form the national chapter.
The theme for the launch was,”Mobilizing And providing technical support towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.
The Role Of National ECOSOCC Chapter.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Selasi Agbagba.