About Us

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) is a pan-African trade union organisation created in November 2007 following the merger of two former African trade union organisations, namely ICFTU-Afro and DOAWTU.

ITUC-Africa has 17 million declared members and 101 affiliated trade union centres in 51 African countries. The headquarters of ITUC-Africa is now in Lome, Togo.

The name of ITUC-Africa’s President is Mody Guiro. The name of the General Secretary is Kwasi Adu-Amankwah.

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Aims & Objectives

Our Aims and Objectives as ITUC-Africa are :

  • Strives for full productive and decent employment, elimination of discrimination based on race, sex, nationality or creed
  • Fights for improvement of working and living conditions, introduction, maintenance and extension of social security for all and raising workers living standards.
  • Maintains and develops strong, independent, democratic, powerful and effective international, national, sub-regional, regional, continental organizations of free trade unions.
  • Seeks the universal recognition and application of trade union rights.
  • Furthers the establishment, maintenance and development of trade union organizations.
  • Strengthens international trade union solidarity giving assistance to oppression, repression victims and other sufferers due to natural and industrial disasters
  • Coordinates defence of free trade unions against any campaign destroying rights through infiltration and subjugation of labour organizations by totalitarian or other anti labour forces.
  • Assists war and subjugation victims through speedy rebuilding of economies.
  • Develops resources of countries to promote economic, social and cultural progress.
  • Protects, maintains and expands free labour and eliminates forced labour.

Mission of ITUC-Africa

Mission of ITUC-Africa
To attain the above vision, ITUC-Africa has set itself a mission to strengthen the trade unions in Africa and provide a common voice for all
African workers to realise a healthy and safe working environment and a decent life for all by fighting all forms of exploitation and discrimination, defending human and trade union rights, promoting social justice, peace,
democracy and vigorously pursuing the preservation of the environment.

Elected officials & Staff


M. Mody Guiro
President of ITUC-Africa
(General Secretary of CNTS, Sénégal)


M. Ayuba Wabba
Vice-President Western Africa
(NLC, Nigeria)
Mme Marie Hélène AKIRA,
Vice-President Central Africa
(COSYLAC, Congo Brazza)
M. Kassahun Follo
Vice-President Eastern Africa
(CETU, Ethiopie)
M. Hassine Abbassi
Vice-President Northern Africa
(UGTT, Tunisie)
Mme Maria Fernanda Francisco Carvalho
Vice-Président Southern Africa
(UNTA, Angola)

Presidents of Committees

Gladys Branche
President of Women’s Committee
(SLLC, Sierra Leone)
Ms. Jane Njoki Muthoni
President of Youth’s Committee
(COTU-K, Kenya)


Pascal Todjinou
Internal Auditor
Freda Oosthuizen
Internal Auditor
Mohamed Larbi Kabbaj
Sub Internal Auditor

General Secretary

M. Kwasi ADU-Amankwah
General Secretary of ITUC-Africa
M. Adrien Akouété
Deputy General Secretary of ITUC-Africa


Mme Hilma MOTE
Executive Director of the ALREI
Mlle Rhoda BOATENG
Coordinator of the Department of Climate Change, ALREI
Programme Coordinator, ALREI
Policy Analyst ATUDN
Coordinator of the Department of Economic and Social Policy>
Coordinator of the Department of Human and Trade Union Rights
Coordinator of the Department of Equality and Social Protection
M. Joseph TOE
Organizing Program Coordinator
M. Sylvain KIZA
Head of Nairobi Liaison Office
Chief of Finance and Accounting
IT and Systems Manager
Mme Victoire CISSE-LOLO
Administrative Secretary
Assistant to the General secretary
Mlle Enyonam AMEKOTOU
M. Koffi GANYO
In charge of Logistics


The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) acknowledges the accomplishment of generations of working women and men who through their trade union struggle have fought for the cause of social justice, political emancipation from colonial rule and apartheid, democracy and peace in Africa. It pledges to carry forward their struggle for a world in which the dignity and rights of all human beings is assured, and each is able to pursue their well-being and to realise their potential in conditions of freedom and equality.

The ITUC-Africa recognises the urgent need to transform social, economic and political structures and relations, which stand as obstacles to that vision. It assumes the task of combating poverty, hunger, exploitation, oppression, and inequality through regional and international solidarity actions for the attainment of just and equitable patterns of trade and wealth sharing required by the conditions of the globalised economy, and for its democratic governance in the interests of labour, which its holds superior to those of capital. As such, the ITUC-Africa shall function in a robust manner as a countervailing force in the global economy, committed to eradicating the imbalances in the global trade order and the unfair neo-liberal trade policies, especially the heavy agricultural subsidies and the various impediment to market access for agricultural products. It shall strive to secure a fair terms of trade, equitable distribution of wealth and income within and between countries, protection of the environment, universal access to public goods and services, comprehensive social protection, life-long learning and decent work opportunities for all. It shall further commit itself to securing comprehensive and equitable economic and social development for workers throughout the African region and beyond, in particular where poverty and exploitation are pervasive.

The ITUC-Africa shall promote trade union unity among democratic and independent trade unions in Africa and shall ensure effective representation to working people, wherever they work and in whatever conditions throughout the African region. Its rules shall guarantee internal democracy, full participation of member organisation, and that the composition of its governing bodies and representation respects its diversity.

The ITUC-Africa convinced of the universal, inalienable and indivisible nature of human rights


en. Constitution - Final Version



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