Two Ghanaians were on Thursday, 13th October, 2016 appointed as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bureaux and Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of Ecowas Brown Card Scheme respectively at the just ended 33rd Ordinary Session of the Council of Bureaux of the Scheme held in Accra from 11th – 13 October, 2016.
Mr. Godfred Djane, Managing Director of Millennium Insurance Company is the new Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bureaux; and Mr. Winfred Dodzi of Ghana Insurers Association is the new Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of Ecowas Brown Card Scheme.
Mr. Djane, who took over from Mr. Léopold Keita, was sworn into office on Thursday, 13th October, 2016 during the closing dinner dance of the 3-day conference at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra. However, the new Secretary General appointment takes effect in January, 2017.
In his acceptance speech, the new chairman said, “By the confidence you have reposed in me, I wish to assure you that I will work tirelessly towards the realization of the noble objectives of the scheme as envisaged by the founding fathers which we have all been striving to achieve over the years”.
Touching on the conference, Mr. Djane said, “The deliberations over the past three days brought to the fore some of the pressing challenges facing the Brown Card scheme, especially with respect to our relations with the ECOWAS Commission and the poor state of finances of the Permanent Secretariat as well as the various National Bureaux.
In this regard, I wish to reiterate my commitment to work assiduously with my team to seek new ideas and initiatives to bring a lasting solution to these challenges”
The Conference was under the theme “The Relationship between the ECOWAS Commission and its Established Institutions and Agencies: The Case of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme”,
Member countries who attended the 3-day Conference were: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
Source: Maxwell Dwirah