Ghanaian President Akufo Addo elected as new ECOWAS chairman

NEW YORK,NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana speaks on September 20,2017 in New York,USA. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)
Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, delivers the Keynote Address, at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Winter Meeting, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, February 25, 2018.(Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Monday in Niamey, Niger Republic emerged the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).

His appointment took place at the 57th summit hosted by the outgoing ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre.

The summit was attended with leaders within and outside the region with matters on the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council and the 84th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Minister’s top on the agenda. The leaders also discussed 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.