Akufo-Addo To Make First International Trip Despite Border Closure Restrictions
President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be making his first international trips after border closure restrictions were announced due to the outbreak of the deadly CoronaVirus pandemic.
The President will be leaving Ghana for West African, Mali on Thursday, July 23, 2020. This was revealed by Ghana’s Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview on Joy FM.
Akufo-Addo’s journey of visiting Mali is because he together with his colleagues from Niger, Senegal and Ivory Coast has been tasked by the the African Union [AU] to help resolve a political crises in the country.
The situation in Mali has taken to a serious stage that they have even rejected some suggestings made by ECOWAS, in an attempt to help curb the ongoing crisis.
Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan who led an ECOWAS delegation to Mali said leaders must be elected and they should leave under constitutional processes otherwise there would be what he called “Banana Republics all over”.
Mr Jonathan said ECOWAS cannot preside over the removal of an elected president, adding that not even the African Union or the United Nations can do so.