At the invitation of the Africa Liberal Network President, Dr Mamadou Lamine Ba, the members of the Executive Committee met in Dakar, Senegal between 13-15 March 2009. The delegates reviewed the action plan submitted in Dar es Salaam in August 2008, and discussed a number of issues relating to the network and its future activities, including its finances and membership.
The delegates pledged to strengthen the foundations of the ALN by developing a common position paper on gender issues, namely the role of liberal women in African Politics. ALN Vice-President for West Africa, Mme Yava Kaba Fofana of the RDR in Cote d’Ivoire, was nominated to lead this process in tandem with the ALN Co-ordinator, Nick Branson.
The Executive Committee also attended a campaign rally held by Dr Lamine Ba, who is currently standing for the mayorship of Parcelles Assainies, the largest commune d’arrondissement in Dakar. The delegates wished the ALN President the best of luck in his campaign, and pledged to increase their activity during election periods in member countries.