President Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Sharing the information in a post on Facebook, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the President was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, which is the capital of Niger.
President Akufo-Addo will take over from the Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou who was elected on June 29, 2019.
His election makes him the 35th President to chair ECOWAS since its inception in 1975.
He would have a year’s mandate within which he would run the affairs of the Regional body.
ECOWAS is a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa.
Collectively, the countries comprise an area of 5,114,162 km2 and in 2015 had an estimated population of over 349 million.