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Police salute public for cooperation during ECOWAS summit

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Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Dampare

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The Ghana Police has thanked the general public for the cooperation during the emergency Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit in Accra on Thursday, Thursday, September 16.

This follows the temporary closure of some major roads due to the extraordinary meeting of West African Heads of State.

“Police salute the Public for their cooperation during the emergency ECOWAS Summit in Accra yesterday, Thursday, September 16, following the temporary closure of some major roads due to the extraordinary meeting of West African Heads of State,” a statement said.

ECOWAS held an extraordinary meeting in Accra to deliberate on happenings in Guinea after Alpha Conde’s government was overthrown on Sunday, September 5 by members of the Special Forces of Guinea, led by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who has now formed the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD).

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ECOWAS has imposed sanctions on junta members in both Guinea and Mali.

They as well as their family members have been banned from travelling and their financial assets have been frozen. This has been communicated to international bodies like AU, UN, EU and other bilateral bodies.

A decision was taken for the Chair of the Authority to personally travel to Conakry to convey the messages to the military leaders.

“[The heads of state] also, of course, reaffirmed ECOWAS’ firm commitment to work and help Guinea in this process of restoring the constitutional order.

“They insisted also on the close support of traditional partner the United Nations, the African Union, European Union and also other bilateral countries and they also decided that there will be a visit by the Chair of the Authority to the Republic of Guinea as soon as possible to convey those messages regarding the decision of the Summit personally.”

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