Establishment of Council of African Cabinet Secretaries
The Africa Cabinet Government Network’s first roundtable workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attended by Cabinet Secretaries and other delegates from 10 African nations, agreed on 7 February 2014 to establish the Council of African Cabinet Secretaries.
The foundation members of the Council are the Cabinet Secretaries from Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar. Other African Cabinet Secretaries are being invited to join.
The Communiqué from the meeting announced the election of Dr Ernest Surrur, the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service in Sierra Leone, as the first President of the Council. The Cabinet Secretaries from Zambia, Liberia and South Sudan were elected Regional Vice Presidents.
The workshop also established the Africa Cabinet Government Network as a permanent organization and agreed on its Charter.
The theme of the first workshop was Using Evidence to Improve Cabinet Decision-Making. For details, go to Addis Workshop page.
The meeting agreed that the next workshop will be in Accra, Ghana, later this year.