A press release from the Ghana Flagstaff House reveals that President Nana Akufo-Addo will this month pay official working visits to some countries in the ECOWAS region with Sierra Leone inclusive.
reports that his visits will afford the President the opportunity to introduce himself, as the new Ghanaian leader, to the governments and peoples of neighbouring countries .ie. Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Togo.
A statement from the Flagstaff House said his visit will also afford him the opportunity to explore and deepen bilateral relations with these countries and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.
The President had left Ghana on Tuesday to begin the first phase of his two days tour which will take him to Ghana's immediate neighbours, Togo.
From there he will move to Burkina Faso from May 4-5 after which he will also visit Ivory Coast from May 5-7, 2017.
The President will, in the remaining days of the month, visit the other 7 countries, with the second phase taking him to Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Benin, Cape Verde, and, then, finally to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
He will be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana from the first phase of his tour on May 7, 2017.
It is reported on myjoyonline.com that in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.