ECOWAS has relected Ghana President Akufo-Addo to a second term as chair of the subregional body.
The election was done through Videoconference on February 2,2021. Mr Akufo-Addo was retained by consensus. He is to serve for one more year.
“To this end, the Authority calls on H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo, President of the Republic of Ghana, with the support of the Ministerial Ad hoc Committee on Institutional Reform, to lead reflection on the issue. A Report on this point will be submitted to the Ordinary Session of the Authority to be held in June 2021. To that effect, a general consensus emerged from the Heads of State and Government that H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo continue for a second term as Chair of the ECOWAS Authority to oversee the implementation of the Reform,” an ECOWAS statement said.
It added: “The Heads of State and Government express sincere appreciation to H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, for his leadership in steering the affairs of the Community”.
Present at the summit were 14 ECOWAS Heads of State namely; Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of Burkina Faso, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, and Georges Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia.
The rest are Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Togolese Republic, Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger, Moctar Ouane, Prime Minister of Transition of the Republic of Mali, and Aurélien Agbenonci, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Benin.
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