ECOWAS provides stockpile management equipment to Guinea
On 10 February 2021, the Resident Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Guinea officially handed over arms and ammunition stockpile management equipment to the Guinean defence and security forces. This took place during a ceremony organised by the Guinean National Commission to combat the Proliferation and Illegal Circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (ComNat-ALPC), in the premises of the Battalion Headquarters Battalion, at Camp Almamy Samory Touré in Conakry. The equipment was donated by ECOWAS as part of the Regional Project for Peace, Security and Stability, funded by the European Union, and the NGO COGINTA through its Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) project.
The ECOWAS-EU project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) launched by ECOWAS in 2015, is being implemented in seven pilot countries including the four Member States of the Mano River Union (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire), two Sahel countries (Mali and Niger) and Nigeria with funding from the European Union through the 10th European Development Fund. The project aims to improve physical security and stockpile management of weapons in line with the ECOWAS roadmap.