ECOWAS

PROMOTING THE ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN ALL THE 15 MEMBER WEST AFRICAN STATES

WANEO is highly poised ,committed ,capable and dedicated to ensuring that, all the key objectives, principles and values enshrined in the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance is highly respected, adhered to and complied with by all Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the West Africa Region .The most ambitious and regionally-focused policy instrument adopted by the Assembly of Head of States and Government of the ECOWAS in Cotonou on the 24th July,1993 clearly envisions a West African Region or Sub-Region of thriving democracy ,good governance and respect for the rule of law towards credible elections for sustainable development ,peace and stability for the good people of West Africa and humanity at large.

It is therefore a matter of prominent importance that, institutions, departments ,agencies ,organizations ,groups and individual citizens in the democratic governance and development process in West African States fully cooperate with all relevant stakeholders at the local, national ,regional ,continental and international level to advancing the cause of democracy ,good governance ,credible elections , respect for human rights and the rule of law for sustainable development ,peace and stability across the West African States of ECOWAS for the present and future generations.