A new Authority to manage the Comoé-Bia and Tanoé River basins

The ECOWAS/WRCC accompanied the countries sharing the Comoé, Bia and Tanoé river basins (Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire) in the process of establishing a common authority.

The Council of Ministers held in Abidjan on 27 April 2018 officially adopted the draft roadmap for the effective implementation of the Comoé-Bia-Tanoé Basin Authority (CBTBA). Côte d'Ivoire has been selected as the country to host the headquarters of the ABCBT and the Ivorian Minister, Richard Alain Donwahi, holds the interim chairmanship of the Council of Ministers.

The technical committee of experts of the Comoé-Bia-Tanoé Basin Authority (Abcbt) met on 25 and 26 April to mark out the ground for the Ministers' meeting.

The meeting was held in the presence of the GWP WA chair, Professor Amadou Hama MAIGA who explained that GWP has always accompanied ECOWAS in all its initiatives for the promotion of IWRM in the region. The Chair of the CWP Côte d'Ivoire, Mr. Ndri KOFFI, also attended.