Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa.

Collectively, these countries have an estimated population of about 400 million of the 1.3 billion people in Africa.

Akufo-Addo was elected president on Monday at the 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, capital of Niger.

“President @NAkufoAddo has just been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger,” tweeted Ghana’s ministry of Information.

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