President Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
Sharing the details in a message on Facebook, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the Head of state was chosen at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is ongoing in Niamey in Niger.
President Akufo-Addo will replace the Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou who was chosen on June 29, 2019.
His election makes him the 35th Head of state to chair ECOWAS considering that its creation in 1975.
He would certainly have a year’s mandate within which he would run the affairs of the Regional body.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway MP, Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, and other staff of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.
Nana Akofo-Addo will come back to Ghana today, Monday, 7th September 2020, and, in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60( 8) of the Constitution, act as the President.
Source: Ghana Waves