Ghana condemns military takeover in Mali

Ghana has added her voice to the condemnation of a military mutiny which led to the arrest and subsequent resignation of the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the dissolution of his government and national assembly.

Speaking on behalf of the President during an Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister reiterated Ghana’s solidarity with the sanctions imposed by the ECOWAS Commission and the African Union.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey also sided with the positions expressed by the United Nations Security Council as well as other International Organizations in rejecting the unconstitutional change of government in Mali.

She further stated “Government adds its voice to the calls for the immediate release of President Keita and senior officials of his government.

“We also support the proposal for the immediate dispatch of an ECOWAS delegation to Mali to ensure the return to normalcy, peace and order as well as Constitutional rule,” the Minister reiterated.

Madam Ayorkor Botchwey, expressed appreciation to the Chairman of ECOWAS Authority, Mahamadou Issoufou for urgently convening the extraordinary summit on the development.