The leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has unanimously elected Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the new chairman for the next term of one year, his spokesman has announced.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo’s new position was announced at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
Ghana’s President in his remarks urged his colleague Heads of State to give enthusiastic support to Community decisions, and build rapidly our Community.
“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”.
“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”, Akufo-Addo stated.