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Staff mobility among ECOWAS Commission President’s Human Resource Efficiency Strategy

Abuja, January 27, 2017

The ECOWAS Commission’s President, Mr. Marcel de Souza has reiterated his resolve to redeploy the Commission’s staff appropriately as part of his human resource efficiency strategy to ensure equitable distribution of skills and manpower in the organization.

In a very colourful staff New Year and retirement celebration held at the Commission’s headquarters on Wednesday, 25th January, 2017, Mr. De Souza emphasized the need to build the capacity of staff to enable them perform optimally and thereby contribute to the growth of the organization in order to achieve the regional objectives.

Consequently, Mr. De Souza enjoined staff to take their work seriously by maintaining a high level of professionalism in their various fields.

Among others, Mr. De Souza also stressed his determination to ensure transparent recruitment procedures in the Community’s establishments taking into due consideration, prospective staff skills and competences as well as following due process as dictated by the staff recruitment policy.

The Commissioner of Administration, Mr. Stephen Naarte Nartey, in his speech reaffirmed the Directorate of Human Resources’ commitment to accompany staff in their career path by increasing “staff motivation and productivity through a transparent, objective, result oriented and people centered HR management at the service of ECOWAS”.

Mr. Limane Barage, who spoke on behalf of the retiring members of staff, thanked the Almighty for the opportunity they had to serve the Community in good health. Additionally, he expressed appreciation to the Management for sustaining the culture of saying goodbyes to retiring officers and then urged the Human Resource Directorate to initiate a pre-retirement training for would-be retirees so as to adequately prepare them for retirement.

Nine members of staff including one female who are due for retirement in 2017 were honoured and presented with certificates of service

The event which also featured a cultural performance ended with a cocktail party for the New Year as well as the retiring celebrant.



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