The Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Sidie Mohamed Tunis, did not beat about the bush to get people’ s attention and that of the leaders of West Africa and the world in the face of the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Either we win together or we perish together”. This was his opening remarks at the parliamentary Seminar held from March 23 to 25, 2021 in Freetown, Speaker Tunis called for solidarity and accountability from all, united in a common destiny to contain this pandemic that has already caused over two million deaths worldwide. The arrival of several vaccines is a real ray of hope. The Chair of the Community Parliamentarian took the opportunity to commend the community of researchers and scientists who have made this significant progress possible in the fight against COVID-19.
Despite the progress made to curb the disease, Speaker Tunis urges the population to remain vigilant and to respect the measures to prevent the spread of the disease (wearing a mask, washing hands, physical distance, etc.). He also urges them to be vaccinated, as soon as possible, to curb the spread of the pandemic.