Akufo-Addo summons ECOWAS heads in Ghana over Mali crisis

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The director of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Sunday 30 May 2021 assemble an exceptional culmination to empower Heads of State of ECOWAS nations to think and take important choices on the advancing political and security circumstance in Mali, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has said.

Talking at a press instructions in Accra on Saturday 29 May 2021, the Minister noticed that the culmination is in accordance with endeavors by the local coalition to guarantee reformist advancement of part nations. She said the highest point will be held to proffer compromise techniques as per pertinent conventions to stop the political emergency in the West African state.

She said: “As you are altogether mindful, the previous few days have seen some stressing improvements in Mali. The capture and detainment of the President and Prime Minister of the change government by the military has required a re-assessment of the methodologies received by ECOWAS to carry routineness to the country.”

“At the command of the President of the Republic, an ECOWAS Mediation group, driven by H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, ECOWAS Special Envoy and Mediator for Mali, left on a reality discovering mission to Mali from 25th to 26th May, 2021 to survey the circumstance and investigate openings for the goal of the emergency. H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will, thusly, report to the Summit on the result of the mission,” she added.

The President will be joined by 10 Heads of State from ECOWAS and notable dignitaries and agents from Benin, Guinea, Cape Verde and Senegal. The highest point will likewise see the support of the President and Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission and the previous President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS Special Mediator for Mali, Goodluck Jonathan.

Giving subtleties on traffic signal measures, the Supretendent of Police talking for the Director General of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD), William Kofi Jaliawu said traffic circumstance on Sunday is likely not to be substantial and consequently, the MTTD doesn’t expect to impede any course. He said anyway that all dignitaries will be accompanied per outriders from the Airport through Opeibea utilizing the Liberation street.

On his part, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said government expect that all partners and gatherings included would cooperate and help so the fundamental political civilities are stretched out to Heads of States and pertinent specialists who will be coming into the country.