The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS].
He takes over from Muhamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic who has led the West African bloc since June 2019.
President Akufo-Addo was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
The summit is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, where leaders will be considering reports form 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.
Read statement below.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is pleased to join the rest of the world to congratulate H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, the Capital of Niger.
The election of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, which was done unanimously by his peers, to lead the sub-regional organization, is a testament of the great leadership acumen he has amply demonstrated over the years particularly in this period of global health crisis occasioned by the Covid-19 outbreak which has shuttered the world economy and destroyed livelihoods.
It would be recalled that at the time the world was clamouring for leadership in order to come to terms with the devastating impact of this pandemic, President Akufo-Addo, who is also the 2020 Flagbearer of the NPP, rose to the occasion and showed the way through his award-winning inspirational words and deeds that got the whole world talking. Almost every world leader hailed President Akufo-Addo for the leadership he had shown in this period of global health crisis.
It is also worth pointing out that this meritorious honour conferred on the President of the Republic, is a vindication of the sterling performance of his government in delivering on its social contract with the Ghanaian people and transforming the Ghanaian society for all. It has indeed been three and half years of socio-economic transformation and visionary leadership from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Once again, the Party congratulates His Excellency the President of the Republic for yet again making Ghana proud and wishes him the very best in his leadership of the sub-regional organization.