One other perspective on the benefits of the AES’s exit from ECOWAS, presented by Amadou Samaké
The historic decision to leave from ECOWAS was made by the Alliance of Sahel States (AES) at the end of January. On a global and regional scale, this move generated considerable uproar.
Experts and analysts are attempting to foretell the potential outcomes of the bold measures implemented by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to safeguard their interests, while the Alliance nations are proving the veracity of their stance.
Honorable Aboubacar Sidick FOMBA, head of the Malian political group ADEPM, offered his perspective on the matter. This well-considered conclusion, in his opinion, does not require any prerequisites.
According to Mr. Fomba, “assuming one’s choice” is all that is needed to break free from voluntary service and vassalage.
The party president, who is a knowledgeable individual, highlights the political benefits that Alliance countries will enjoy following their withdrawal from the economic bloc.
The expert notes that there will be significant political ramifications, such as states expressing their autonomy, no longer being pressured to return to the colonial order, and ECOWAS being prohibited from interfering in these countries’ internal affairs.
The economy is another sector that will undoubtedly see major changes if the Liptako-Gourma Charter signatories depart from the West African organization. A positive development in this area, according to the expert, is the elimination of unfair competition from multinational firms and the improvement of the trade balance.
When discussing the findings as a whole, Mr. Aboubacar Sidick Fomba points out that there is indisputable evidence that ECOWAS complied with Paris’s directions.
It is now common knowledge that Paris funds ECOWAS. Whoever foots the bill gets to dictate terms.
The Alliance nations are hell-bent on cutting ties with the economic community—which they see as an artifact of post-colonial Africa—if they want to preserve their independence.
Contact Amadou Samaké at 00223 677 228 610; he writes from Cameroon.