Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo, elected new ECOWAS chairman

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana 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, the capital of Niger.

The election of President Akufo-Addo took place at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, the capital of Niger.

The summit is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, where leaders will be considering reports from 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.

Akufo-Addo takes over from Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou for a 12-month rotational chairmanship.

The Ghanaian president led his country’s delegation to the meeting on Monday, where the leaders are discussing matters concerning the COVID-19 situation in the sub-region and the proposed single currency regime for ECOWAS.

Established in 1975, ECOWAS is a 15-member regional group for promoting economic integration in all fields of activity of the members. Enditem

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