The Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to hold an extraordinary session to further deliberate on the coup d’etat that has overthrown the government of President Alpha Conde in Guinea.
Dubbed the 4th Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS, the meeting is set to take place tomorrow, Thursday 16th September 2021 in Accra under the chairmanship of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway disclosed that the session is a single agenda meeting specifically on the matters arising in Guinea.
Among a number of issues to be discussed, the minister indicated that a report on the ECOWAS High Level Mission to Guinea which was led by herself will be presented to the Heads of State present at the session.
She added that session will deliberate on the report presented by the mission and take measures towards the restoration of democratic and constitutional rule in the West African country.
“The Summit will therefore have a single agenda where I will lay before the Authority, the report of the ECOWAS High Mission to Guinea which was undertaken on Friday, 10th of September,” Shirley Ayorkor Botchway told the media in Accra on Wednesday.
She further explained that “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, the 4th coming Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority is therefore being held to enable the High Level Mission report to the Authority after which the later will deliberate and consider the next steps to be taken the restoration of the country to the path of democratic governance of constitutional rule.”
The Minister added that, currently, 7 Heads of State in the ECOWAS region have confirmed their participation adding that Nigeria will be represented by their vice president.
Sierra Leone and Gambia will be represented by their Foreign Affairs Ministers. Also, the President and the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission are expected to participate in the summit.
The meeting will take place at the Kempinski Gold City Hotel in Accra.