Germany has committed a generous €81 million grant to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in addressing regional challenges, including insecurity, infrastructure deficits, and climate change.
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Omar Touray, revealed this during a press conference in Abuja, where he welcomed the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz. Dr. Touray highlighted that Germany’s overall financial support to the region over the past decade has reached an impressive €500 million.
He stated, “Recently, we concluded an agreement to the tune of €81 million that the government and people of Germany have decided to grant ECOWAS to support various areas.
“The grant will cover sectors such as a peaceful and inclusive society, climate and energy transition, sustainable economic development, health, social protection, and population. These are crucial sectors, and we appreciate Germany for their support.
“The recent agreement has brought Germany’s support over a decade close to €500 million”, he added.
The President of the commission acknowledged the region’s challenges, including insecurity and infrastructure deficiencies. He emphasized that ECOWAS, with Germany’s assistance, is ready to address these issues.