Guinea-Bissau President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló  Leads ECOWAS

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President of Guinea-Bissau  Umaro Sissoco Embaló  has been elected as ECOWAS Chairman.
He takes over from President Akufo Addo who has served for two terms since 2020.

This was announced at the end of the 61 ordinary session in Accra.

President Akufo-Addo assumed the Chairmanship on September 7, 2020 in Niamey, Niger after Former President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou ended his tenure.

In June, 2021, the mandate of President Akufo-Addo was renewed for another  year based on his sterling leadership and to complete ongoing institutional reforms geared towards the reduction of the number of statutory Appointees of the ECOWAS Commission from fifteen to seven and also streamline operational cost.

The summit  among other things  examined and took decisions on the political, security and humanitarian situations in the region.

It will  review the current state of affairs in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso suspended from the organization following the unconstitutional changes of Government in these three countries. The outgoing ECOWAS Chair, Nana

President Umaro Sissoco Embaló thanked his colleague heads of state for the confidence repose in him. He promised to implement the ECOWAS protocols and make member states conformable.

He will serve a one year first term subject to renewal.

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