Akufo-Addo embarks on working visit to ECOWAS countries

Akufo-Addo embarks on working visit to ECOWAS countries
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim
Date: 02-05-2017 Time: 03:05:26:pm

President Nana Akufo-Addo will this month pay official working visits to some countries in the ECOWAS region.

The visits will afford the President the opportunity to introduce himself, as the new Ghanaian leader, to the governments and peoples of neighbouring countries, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo.

A statement from the Flagstaff House said the visit will also afford him the opportunity to explore and deepen our bilateral relations with them and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.  

On Tuesday, he left Ghana to begin the first phase of his two days tour which will take him to Ghana's immediate neighbours, Togo.

From there he will move to Burkina Faso from May 4-5 after which he will also visit Ivory Coast from May 5-7, 2017. 

The President will, in the remaining days of the month, visit the other 7 countries, with the second phase taking him to Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Benin, Cape Verde, and, then, finally to Liberia and Sierra Leone.   

He will be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana from the first phase of his tour on May 7, 2017.

In his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.