ECOWAS Parliament to Hold Special Session in Liberia

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The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is expected to hold a Special Session in Monrovia from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2017.

The Joint Committee on Heath and Social Welfare, Trade, Customs and Free Movement of the ECOWAS Parliament, which is comprised of the 15 West African counties, will meet for the first time in the country under the leadership of ECOWAS Parliament Speaker, Moustapha Cisse Lo.

The meeting will be held under the theme, “ECOWAS Policy on Combating Counterfeit Medical Products and Expired Products: Role of the Parliament in the Implementation and Monitoring of this Policy.”

In a letter Speaker Cisse Lo told the Chairmen on Health, Gender and Child Protection of the House of Representatives and Liberian Senate, that the conference was being organized in collaboration with the five Liberian members of the ECOWAS Parliament.

The objective is to ensure the effective existence of an ECOWAS policy on counterfeit medicines and also to ensure its implementation in the region to coordinate the Parliament’s effort to fight the menace together.

“The Committees are organized in the member states to enhance the visibility of the Parliament and to bring the programs closer to the peoples for whom it is intended,” the Speaker said.

Members of the Liberian delegation include the 3rd Deputy Speaker Jefferson Kanmoh and Representative Haja Siryon. Others are Representative Edwin M. Snowe, Senator George Weah and Senator Prince Y. Johnson.

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