Ghana’s President Nana Akuffo-Addo Emerges New ECOWAS Chairman

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By Chinenye Festus:-

Ghana’s President Professor Nana Akufo-Addo, is now the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Akufo-Addo was elected on Monday, September 7, at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS summit in Niger Republic where president Buhari and other African leaders are in attendance.

Akufo-Addo had shared on his official twitter handle that he led the Ghanaian delegation to the 57th ordinary session of the authority of ECOWAS heads of state and government, which is being held in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger.

“On Monday, 7th September 2020, I led the Ghanaian delegation to the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, which is being held in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger.
“The meeting of the Heads of State is discussing matters pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme, and the political impasse in Mali,” he tweeted.

He said topmost in their discussions will be concerning Covid-19 and the way forward for the West Africa states . He also said they will discuss The ECOWAS single currency programme, and the political impasse in Mali.

Recall, that Buhari was appointed the ECOWAS champion on the fight against COVID-19 during the extraordinary virtual summit of ECOWAS on April 23 and while giving a speech at the summit, President Buhari urged African leaders to shun the temptation of overstaying in office.

 

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