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Ecolink Portal 2022 is here and the main objective of the Ecolink change management activities is in other words to minimize various uncertainty and as well as disruption to ECOWAS through a means of predicting and managing the organization and as well as people-related factors that are likely to be associated with the Ecolink project.

And this can be achieved, through planned interventions that can generally build organizational capability and as well as capacity for change

Ecolink Portal 2022 And Its Project

The Ecolink 2022 project was initiated in Mid-2014 and its general purpose is to transform and improve key operations within ECOWAS Community. And the very important aspect of the Ecolink project is:

  1. The SAP Public Sector Information System Implementation
  2. And associated business and organizational changes

And this implementation of Wave 1 includes:

  1. Finance
  2. Controlling (FICO)
  3. And Material Management (MM)


(a) Purchasing (PUR)

(b) Inventory (INV)

(c) And carries important business processes which is based on changes aimed at aligning with an automated system that optimizes processes. And from the date Ecolink was launched, all transactions related to:

  1. Finance (FICO)
  2. Procurement and Inventory Management (MM)

Will generally be handled through its newly implemented management system and also when Ecolink 2022 system is fully implemented, its first important change is undoubtedly the paperless system in general, unlike in its current system, as all:

  1. Requests
  2. Vetting
  3. And approvals shall be carried out in the system
  4. Documents are scanned, stored physically and electronically
  5. And all documents stored, will be made available in the system for all relevant processes.
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Ecolink Goals And Objectives

The Ecolink goals and objectives are listed below:

  • Streamlining Time-Consuming Business Processes
  • Improve Control Over Document And Document-Oriented Processes
  • Reduction Of Paper Handling And Manual Processes
  • Faster Access To Information
  • Online Access To Information That Are Generally Only Available On Paper, Or Other Physical Media As Well
  • Improve Tracking And Monitoring

(a) Enabling Identification

(b) And Reduction Of Bottlenecks

  • Reduction Of Paper Storage

(a) And This Can Be Achieved By the Elimination Of Lost Documents

(a) Of Data For All ECOWAS Institutions

(b) And Agencies And Offices.

ECOWAS President

The Ecowas president and its delegation are listed below:

The President of ECOWAS Commission is by name:

  1. Jean-Claude Kassi BROU

And, other members of the ECOWAS delegation by name:

  1. General Francis Behanzin

(a) He is the Commissioner for Political Affairs, As Well As Peace and Security of the Commission (ECOWAS)


In general, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) constitutes three arms of governance, which are listed below:

  1. The Executive
  2. The Legislature
  3. And the Judiciary.

At the helm of the organization structure, in general, is the:

  1. Chairman of the Authority, which is the Heads of State and Government

ECOWAS Staff Mutual Credit Union

The ECOWAS Staff Mutual Credit Union, in other words:

  1. It was established in the year 1987, as a cooperative society
  2. And it was also created for the mutual benefit of the contributory staff members.
  3. Also, its Membership, cuts across staff, from almost all ECOWAS institutions within the ECOWAS region at large.
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The Mutual Fund generally operates a:

  1. Contributory Loan Scheme, whereby ECOWAS members are entitled:

(a) To Medium Term Loans up to several times in general, which is equivalent of their savings

(b) And also, as well as dividends on its earned interest.

But the exciting part is that ECOWAS provides the following below:

  1. We encourage savings
  2. ECOWAS provide loans
  3. We invest member’s funds
  4. ECOWAS generates appreciable returns
  5. ECOWAS encourage savings

Functions of ECOWAS


  • Equality and inter-dependence of ECOWAS member States
  • Interstate co-operation
  • Harmonization of policies
  • Integration of programs
  • Solidarity
  • Collective self-reliance
  • Non-aggression between the Member States
  • Maintenance of peace among states
  • Stability and security
  • Peaceful settlement of disputes among ECOWAS member States
  • Promotion of a peaceful environment
  • Accountability
  • Social justice
  • Popular participation in the development
  • Recognition and acknowledgment of human rights
  • Acknowledgment
  • Observance of the rules and as well as principles of community
  • Promotion of a democratic system of governance in its member States across the globe

(a) And also, according to the declaration of political principles

(b) Which was generally adopted in Abuja on the year 6 July 1991

  • Equal and just distribution of costs
  • And as well as to benefits of economic cooperation and its integration

Headquarters Of ECOWAS

The Headquarters of ECOWAS is situated in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), which is the Federal Territory in Nigeria, which is also situated at Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. In another word, the:

  1. Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) was formed in the year 1976
  2. From parts of the States of old Kwara
  3. Niger
  4. Kaduna
  5. Plateau States
  6. And, with the bulk of landmass carved generally out of Niger State
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List Of ECOWAS Countries/History

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was generally established on:

  1. May 28th, 1975 through the treaty of Lagos
  2. ECOWAS is a 15-member regional group
  3. And ECOWAS with a mandate to improve and promote economic integration in its constituting countries.

Generally, ECOWAS is considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, which was generally set up to strengthen the self-sufficiency of ECOWAS Member States at large. And as a Trading Union, is:

  1. Meant creating a single
  2. And as well as a Large trading bloc through economic cooperation.


The countries making up ECOWAS are as follows:

  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cape Verde
  4. Cote d’ Ivoire
  5. The Gambia
  6. Ghana
  7. Guinea
  8. Guinea-Bissau
  9. Liberia, Mali
  10. Niger
  11. Nigeria
  12. Sierra Leone
  13. Senegal
  14. And Togo