ECOWAS Court set to review its 2020 legal year budget

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The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS on Monday, said that the court was set to review its 2020 budget legal year.

Dr William Towah, the Director of Administration and Finance of the court said this at the opening of the court’s 12th Administration and Budget Retreat held in Goshen city, Nasarawa state.

He said that the court would review the Draft of the 2020 budget and also work on the implementation of the 2019 budget.

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Speaking on the relevance of the retreat, he said that the retreat was organised to present the 2020 Draft Budget to afford all the opportunity to make inputs and subsequent endorsement.

He said that the challenges encountered throughout the first half of the year would be looked at and measures would be taken to address it.

According to him, the 2019 budget is 37 per cent implemented and designed to impact the lives of citizens in ECOWAS community.

“The budget retreat is a time when all of us gather in court to come together to reflect on the current budget prosecution improve round delivery.

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“We shall have the opportunity over the next few days to unravel issues that border on current trends in career management, recruitment, performance evaluation and staff training.

“Measures of social protection envisaged in the community institution, including staff leave, pension, insurance, travel and ticketing, risks management, will also be looked into.” he added.

Towah, said that procedures cost estimates were solicited from various departments and those submissions were collated into the 2020 Draft Budget to be presented soon.

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He said that the 2020 Draft Budget was prepared without the issuance of the budget circular by the President of ECOWAS Commission but that it would be issued soon.

“The budget circular is a guideline issued by the president of the commission that provides the framework for the preparation, approval and execution of the budget.

“However, there may be need to revise the budget to harmonise with the content of the budget circular as when it is issued.”

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