The Special Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, has called for the sponsoring of a proposal that would be geared towards the construction of fully equipped health posts at Liberia’s border communities.
According him, these posts would create a sense of belonging to residents of bordering towns and villages.
Ambassador Ajisomo also called on the Mano River Union’s (MRU) membership to cooperate and collaborate with the rest of ECOWAS’ member states.
He said ECOWAS would work with its members to provide assistance to its host communities.
Ambassador Ajisomo made the statement when he paid a courtesy call on Internal Affairs Minister, Morris Dukuly at his Capitol Hill office.
During the meeting, the envoy assured the Minister of ECOWAS’ readiness to work closely with the Ministry towards advancing integration projects in Liberia and in the sub-region.
In response, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly recounted the role of ECOWAS, especially in the days of the civil war when countries deployed troops in Liberia.
Minister Dukuly welcomed the plan by ECOWAS, saying it would strengthen relationships at the borders and strengthen trade, sustainable development and security.
He said it was time to begin building a peaceful infrastructure that included trans-border trade and open markets between MRU countries.
The MIA boss told the ECOWAS envoy that discussions are underway that were initiated by the Liberian government to introduce what he called the “MRU Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Trust fund.”
The Minister said the MRU Peace building and Reconciliation Trust fund would be supported by all members of the Union.