ECOWAS budget $29bn for development projects in West Africa

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ECOWAS on Wednesday said that it has concluded plans for sub-regional development projects worth 29.66 billion dollars for the period of 2018 to 2022.

President of the Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza said this this while presenting the Status Report on the State of the Community to the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja.

De Souza was represented by the commission’s Vice President, Edward Singhatey.

He said that the projects would come under the Community Development Programme and cover seven priority sectors including infrastructure, energy, agriculture and health.

“For the period 2018 to 2022, the commission has selected seven priority projects from key sectors namely: Infrastructure, energy, agriculture and health.

“The overall cost of these projects is estimated at US $29.66 billion.

“In order to mobilise funds for the realisation…

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