Akufo-Addo begins 2nd phase of ECOWAS tour today

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left the shores of Ghana to begin the second phase of his official working visits to the countries of the ECOWAS region.

The President, understands, left Ghana on Monday, May 15, 2017.

A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Flagstaff House, Eugene Arhin, said the President’s tour will see him visit Senegal from May 15 to 17, 2017 following which he will travel to Guinea from May 17 to 19, 2017.

He will then travel to Cape Verde from May 19 to 21, 2017.

The visit, according to the statement, will afford the President the opportunity to introduce himself as the new Ghanaian leader formally to the governments and peoples of the above mentioned three countries.

He is also expected to explore and deepen Ghana’s bilateral relations with the three countries and reiterates the former British Colony’s full commitment to the ECOWAS Project.

President Akufo-Addo, the statement added, will be accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Botchey and officials of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is expected to return home on Sunday, May 21. 2017.

In his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia as stipulated in Article 60(8) of the 1992 Constitution.



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