President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
This was announced by the official Twitter account of the Ministry of Information.
President Akufo-Addo takes over from the President of the Republic of Niger, President Mahamadou Issoufou.
The last time a Ghanaian President was elected ECOWAS Chairman was during the 44th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS where former President Mahama, took over from Ivorian President Allasane Ouattara.
President Akufo-Addo, however, is scheduled to give his acceptance speech later at the ongoing summit.
The ECOWAS summit, which is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre will see leaders discussing reports from the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council among others.
The leaders will also discuss other matters including the COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme, and the political impasse in Mali.
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 officials of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.
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