President Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He takes over from Muhamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic who has led the West African bloc since June 2019.

President Akufo-Addo was elected at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit, which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.

The summit is being held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, where leaders will be considering reports form the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council at the Ministerial Level and the 84th Ordinary Session of the Ecowas Council of Ministers, which preceded the Summit, among others.

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