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Akufo-Addo leaves his position as ECOWAS Chair.

The presidency of the Economic Community of West African States is no longer held by President Akufo-Addo (ECOWAS). 

On Sunday, July 3, the President's term came to an end. At the 61st Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Accra, he gave his final speech in his capacity as chairman of the regional organization. 

The regional organization's chairperson for two consecutive terms was President Akufo-Addo. 

Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau, was subsequently chosen to succeed President Akufo-Addo as Chairman of ECOWAS.

After the 61st Ordinary Session summit's opening ceremony, he was chosen by the Authority of Heads of State in a meeting held behind closed doors. 

The 49-year-old politician has served as Guinea-president Bissau's since February 2020. From November 2016 to January 2018, he served as the nation's prime minister. 

ECOWAS Chair for two terms, President Akufo-Addo thanked his fellow Heads of State for their assistance."It has been a wonderful honor for Ghana and me to have the chance to serve this noble organization for two terms in a row, especially at one of its most trying times in history. 

President Akufo-Addo stated, "I shall continue to play my part as best I can in the work of the authorities." 

The ECOWAS countries were urged to concentrate on boosting agricultural productivity by President Akufo-Addo.

He claims that this will make it easier to deal with the recent dramatic rise in food and gasoline prices around the world. 

We are all victims of the pressures brought on by global inflation, which have made the food crisis worse in many areas of our region as a result of the output decline brought on by the effects of climate change, he continued. 

In his remarks on terrorism, President Akufo-Addo said it is wise for the region to strengthen its coordinated response to the destabilizing danger.

"We need to be more determined than ever to succeed in this area. Our determination to keep our area and its member states stable must be unwavering as well, he said. 

He requested a moment of silence in honor of all those who had lost their lives in terrorist assaults in the area and their families. 

President Akufo-Addo stated that Guinea-Bissau has become more stable as a result of ECOWAS' decision to send 609 security personnel there following the failed coup d'état.In order to ensure the stability of our community and its member states, he said, "We must be recognized as willing to go the extra mile."

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Akufo-Addo Authority of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State Guinea-Bissau Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló


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