The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose DERY, this morning hosted a delegation from ECOWAS’ Early Warning Directorate, who are currently in Ghana to conduct advocacy mission.

Led by H.E Mad. Finda Koroma, Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, briefed the Interior Minister on modalities for the establishment of the National Warning and Response System Centre to be established in Ghana.

According to her, the ECOWAS had secured funding from the African Union APSA Fund supported by the European Union for the setting up of the national centres in 5 remaining countries l, namely Ghana, Benin, Niger, Cabo Verde and Senegal.

She indicated, consequently, the Early Warning Directorate of ECOWAS has developed a work plan to fast track the implementation process by enabling all stakeholders to have a sound understanding of key milestones to be achieved, with clearly defined timelines.

Under the project, ECOWAS is to support Member States to establish a national early warning and Response centre with the mandate to coordinate the early warning and Response activities in the country.

Mr. Ambrose Dery in his remarks indicated he was happy to see ECOWAS leading in this project.

He noted that, it was appropriate and pertinent that, more collaboration with neighbouring countries are encouraged for the maximum benefitted to be achieved in the fight against organised crime syndicates.

He assured the Commission of the country’s support for this initiative.