The assessment mission of the Economic Community of West African States on the transition to Mali ended on Tuesday 12 January. The ECOWAS team met the main actors in the transition, the political class and other actors in the electoral process. During a press conference, the institution’s delegation welcomed the installation of all the transitional bodies, but in particular called for more inclusivity so that the 18-month transition leads to transparent parliamentary elections.
as reported from Bamako, Serge Daniel
There are only 14 months left until the parliamentary elections, so a timetable for activities is needed. “We insisted on the need to quickly have the roadmap, the action plan, which determines all the activities to be carried out and which will lead to elections at the end of this period,” Jean-Claude explained. Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission and Member of the Delegation.
To achieve this, the mission of the subregional institution encouraged everyone to engage in more dialogue. “This will make it possible to have a process that strengthens the inclusive nature of the implementation of the transition. This is what will guarantee peace and stability in the country “, continued Jean-Claude Kassi Brou from ECOWAS.
Another topic was close to the heart of the ECOWAS delegation, the latest alleged attempt to destabilize the transition. “Of course, any process must comply with the legal provisions in force in Mali and international conventions. That those who are not convicted can be released quickly. We also received insurance there. ”
The mission reports on its stay and makes recommendations to ECOWAS Heads of State at a summit scheduled for the end of the month.