specialty journal of politics and law
Regional Economic Integration and Good Governance in Africa
Kanayo Ogujiuba, Maurice Ufiem Ogbonnaya, Patrick Nnadozie Udefuna
The issue of good governance has been a sources of concern and serious debate in Africa as it is in short supply in the continent. This work took a study of the various sub-regional protocols and strategies geared towards peer-reviewed good governance in various states that constitute each sub-region. The study found that despite all regional efforts toward engendering both regional economic integration through good governance, not much success has been recorded as a plethora of factors (such as lack of self-financing mechanism for regional parliamentary, inequitable distribution of the benefits of regional economic integration, lack of political will to implement several protocols bordering on regional parliamentary integration due to the absence of sanctions, etc.) constitute challenges to good governance and regional economic integration in Africa and made appropriate recommendations.