Positively impact on lives of ECOWAS citizens – Akufo -Addo to Mahama

Wednesday 2nd April , 2014 11:41 am

AkufoAddo-480x330 The 2012 Presidential Candidate for the 2012 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo has asked President Mahama to hasten the process of West African integration.

 According to him, President’s Mahama’s commitment to speed up Africa’s integration process will impact positively on the lives of the 340 million people who live in West Africa.

A press statement signed by Akufo- Addo to congratulate President Mahama on his appointment as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) noted that the process “ will amongst others, also “allow for the free movement of people, goods and services across borders, thereby assisting in the transformation of West Africa’s economies, creating jobs for its people, and providing decent lives for its populations.”

“His tenure of office as ECOWAS Chair should be marked by concrete steps taken towards the integration of ECOWAS,” he emphasized.

President John Mahama was elected as the Chairman of ECOWAS

President Mahama, who takes over from Ivorian President Allasane Ouattara, was elected in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, during the 44th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

 Below is the full statement issued by Nana Akufo-Addo

AKUFO-ADDO CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT MAHAMA ON BECOMING ECOWAS CHAIRMAN

I congratulate President John Mahama on his recent election as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Mahama follows in the tradition of Ghanaian Presidents who have been elected to head the regional body, following in the footsteps of President Jerry John Rawlings and President John Agyekum Kufuor.

As ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahama has the opportunity to hasten the process of West African integration. This will impact positively on the lives of the 340 million people who live in West Africa, as it will, amongst others, allow for the free movement of people, goods and services across borders, thereby assisting in the transformation of West Africa’s economies, creating jobs for its people, and providing decent lives for its populations. His tenure of office as ECOWAS Chair should be marked by concrete steps taken towards the integration of ECOWAS.

I wish him luck and Godspeed in this new office.

……signed……

Nana Akufo-Addo

By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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