The institutional reform of the Ceeac debate in Libreville


The 7th extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (Ceeac) begins on 25 April 2017 in Libreville and ends on 29 April.

According to the communiqué of the General Secretariat, the agenda focuses on institutional reform. Reflection on the issue has been ongoing since November 2016. During this period, the interim report on the audit of the legal and regulatory framework of the Community institution was presented in Yaoundé (Cameroon) to the Deputy Secretary General of Ceeac , In charge of Programs, Budget, Administration and Human Resources, Tabu Abdallah Manirakiza.

During the meeting in Yaoundé, the experts had indicated that it was a matter of revising the Financial Regulation of the Community institution of 28 June 2005 on the Treaty establishing the Ceeac of 18 October 1983, Staff of the General Secretariat of 28 August 1987, the Rules of Procedure of the General Secretariat of 20 July 2006 and the procedures manuals.

At the end of the meeting, the participants clearly pointed out the shortcomings of Ceeac’s legal framework in relation to international standards and standards.

Proposal had been made to arrive at new and more appropriate draft texts and instruments, taking into account current realities. While drawing inspiration from the functioning of the other Regional Economic Communities.