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President Akufo-Addo elected as new ECOWAS Chairman

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa 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.

This was confirmed in a tweet by the Ministry of Information on Monday, September 7.

President Akufo-Addo takes over from President of Niger, H.E Mahamadou Issoufou who is the current chairman of Authority of Ecowas Heads of State and Government.

The Ghanaian leader left Ghana on Monday, 7th September 2020, to lead 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.

He 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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