ECOWAS Parliament Condemns Child Labor; Sen. Theodore Momo Reveals.
The Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament located in Abuja, Nigeria,at its two seatings, discussed a number of issues including the Military take over in Mali and Guinea Bissau, and the Child Labor and Child Trafficking amongst others.
Briefing the Liberian Senate Website following his returned form the seatings, The first reportuer of the ECOWAS Parliament on, Gender, Labor and Social Welfare,Gbarpolu County Senator, Theodore Momo, said the ECOWAS Parliament was very concern about the Military take over in Mali and Guinea Bissssau which it said undermines the growth of development of every Country.
Senator Momo who is also a member of the Liberian Parliament said, the ECOWAS Parliament passed a resolution to condemned the Military take over and called on the Countries involved to revert to the path of Democracy. The Parliament then called on the respective Governments to open safety corridors for the passage of civilians and humanitarian purposes.
During the seatings according to Senator Momo, the Parliament also condemned the issues of Child Labor and Child trafficking in West Africa which according to the Parliament was undermining growth in West Africa. The four days deliberation in the Nigerian City of Abuja called on the Civil Society Groups, the security Apparatus across West Africa to empower their various legislatures to enact a Legislation that will weed out Child Labor and Child trafficking across West Africa.
Also discussed at the ECOWAS Parliament was the enhancement of the ECOWAS Parliament.
According to Senator Momo, there was a debate to give the ECOWAS Parliament a full Parliamentary power. He said a report to revisit certain portion of the exiting powers is now before the ECOWAS Commission.
Prior to the deliberation on key issues, Senator Momo said,ECOWAS member States gave their Countries report.
Senator Momo said, Liberians report to the Parliament was centered around , Economic revitalization,Free Primary Education in the Country, national Peace and Reconciliation,the issues of the Oil industry which is to bring benefit to the Country, amoungst others.
By Alfred Johnson of our staff