Ghana is hosting a two-day meeting of the ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff which commences today, May 6, 2022 in Accra.
It is expected that top military brass will discuss the implementation of the recommendations of their 41st session held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from November 17-19, 2021.
That meeting regional security situation matters arising from terrorist attacks and the increase in illegal acts at sea were priority on the agenda.
Several recommendations were also made at that last meeting in Abidjan including; the operational reinforcement of the forces of the frontline countries against terrorism through training and the acquisition of specific equipment; strengthening the logistical capacity of the forces of the frontline countries and financial support for the planning and conduct of joint operations along the borders of the frontline countries.
The ECOWAS Commission was instructed to provide financial support for the organization of the joint operation by Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo
Meanwhile, the meeting of the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff will discuss priorities for operational and logistics support and modalities for allocating capacities to Member States concerned.
It should be recalled that the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff is an ECOWAS institutional body in charge of conflict prevention and management in the region.
It brings together all the Chiefs of Defence Staff of the 15 Member States of the West African Organization.