- Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected the new chair of ECOWAS
- He was elected on Monday, September 7 at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit
- Mr. Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Monday for the Summit
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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This was announced by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency, on his Facebook wall on Monday, September 7, 2020.
He said the announcement was made at the 57th ECOWAS Summit which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
The summit is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, where leaders will also be considering reports form the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council at the Ministerial Level and the 84th Ordinary Session of the Ecowas Council of Ministers, which preceded the Summit, among others.
In April 2020, at the peak of the new coronavirus pandemic, ECOWAS appointed Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari as the organisation’s COVID-19 response coordinator via videoconference.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to do whatever is necessary to strengthen the already-strong relations between Ghana and Nigeria.
According to President Akufo-Addo, it is important for the progress of West Africa and, indeed, Africa, Ghana and Nigeria are seen to be working together.
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