10 August, 2016
Various civil society news in West Africa are captured in this edition of the Situation Report.
In Accra-Ghana for example, Civil Society Organizations and Business Entities met to discuss the implications of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in the country. The meeting served as a unique platform for participants to discuss the various issues concerning the EPAs, which have culminated into a thorny debate between opponents of the agreement and those in favour of it, and to help the government finally take an informed position on the matter before signing the document.
The situation report also covers the signature in Liberia of the revised Code of Conduct (COC) for CSOs desirous of conducting civic voter education for the 2017 presidential and legislative elections by the National Elections Commission (NEC). The COC sets the standards and core values that all CSOs must adhere to in order to operate lawfully in Liberia.
These and many more interesting civil society news updates feature in this edition of the civil society situation report.