The Permanent General Secretariat was created by decision C/DEC/7/2/94 of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers of July 28, 1994.
The Permanent General Secretariat of the Council has the role of monitoring protocol A/P1/5/82, it is currently headed by Mr. KWASI WINFRED DODZIH.

His Background :

Mr. KWASI WINFRED DODZIH was Technical Director - Non-Life Insurance at the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA). He was also director of sales and marketing for SIC Insurance Company. He was also the Deputy Head of Sales and Marketing at Phoenix Insurance before joining Ghana Metropolitan, headquartered in South Africa, as Commercial Director.

Mr. KWASI is an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) of the United Kingdom and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Insurance from the Ghana Insurance College.

A product of the University of Ghana, Mr. DODZIH obtained a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from the Legon University of Ghana, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy in addition to certificates in international business from Temple University, Institute of Global Management, New York, and Northeastern University, College of Business Administration Boston Massachusetts all in the USA.