Accra, May 28, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States( ECOWAS ), would on Friday, May 30, host an emergency meeting for leaders of member- states in Accra.
Although details of the meeting were not fully disclosed, it is believed to revolve around the activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria where over 200 school children are currently being held hostage by the group.
Mr Ben Dotsei Malor, Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesperson who announced this at a media briefing at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday, said the meeting was also in fulfillment of President Mahama’s promise to improve on existing structures to enhance Regional co-operation.
He said President Mahama who would be opening the first session before the closed- door deliberations, believed in African unity and would therefore use his position as chair of the ECOWAS to set the pace for continental integration in the coming years.
Mr Malor said, President Mahama during his election in CÃ´te d’Ivoire, said he would ensure peace and security, integration and development of West Africa and the development, expansion and rehabilitation of infrastructure, and hoped that could only be achieved through unity of purpose.
The Head of Communications said President Mahama had the ambition of ensuring that the West African Gas Pipeline and Abidjan-Lagos road was executed for ease evacuation of goods and services.
This is the first meeting President Mahama is organising for member- states in Ghana since assuming the chair of the regional community.
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