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GUTA advises Nana Addo to resolve trade issues as the new ECOWAS Chair

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The Ghana Union of Traders’ Association (GUTA) has praised President Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).

GUTA in a congratulatory statement expressed self-confidence that given his rich of experience, Nana Akufo-Addo “would excel in performance of his duty”.

GUTA noted that with Nana Akufo-Addo as leader of ECOWAS and also the host of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), they are certain he would utilize his offices to guarantee that the rules of interactions in these protocols are purely applied in resolving all trade-related issues.

Nana Akufo-Addo was chosen ECOWAS chair at the 57th Summit of the group in Niamey, Niger in Monday, 7 September 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo, in his acceptance speech, stated that “when we think of West Africa together with our individual countries, we are not just being pan-Africanists, we are also being true nationalists, because what makes West Africa more prosperous will make each of our individual countries more prosperous.”

He advised his associate Heads of State to offer support to community decisions, as well as develop ECOWAS quickly.

“Our peoples deserve no less, and the objectives of peace, progress and prosperity will, thus, be within our reach, realising the historic purposes of ECOWAS,”.

ECOWAS is a regional political and economic union of fifteen nations situated in West Africa.

The stated objective of ECOWAS is to attain “collective self-sufficiency ” for its member states by creating a single huge trade bloc by building a full financial as well as trading union.

Source: Ghana Waves

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