This edition of the Situation Report covers among others, the meeting between the president of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Cote D’Ivoire. The government sought to collect the views of CSOs on the upcoming constitutional reform which will reduce the presidential term to five years, renewable only once. The report also covers the launch of the Child Road Safety Programme in Ghana by Amend and PUMA Energy Foundation. The project aims to protect more than 115,000 school children around the continent from road traffic injuries. Additionally, a West African grouping of faith based, rights, academic, women and youth organisations have urged the ECOWAS Heads of State to hold The Government of the Gambia, under the leadership of President Yaya Jammeh, accountable over its systematic violations of the region’s democracy and governance principles.
These and many more interesting civil society news updates are in this edition of the civil society situation report.