May 29, 2021

Chairman of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged member states to do their best in keeping their borders open at all times.

According to him closure of land borders imped free movement of people, goods and services which in turn affects the livelihoods of the citizenry.

He further made a case that, for the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTFA) to be beneficiary for fall, “we must ensure that our borders do not become an instrument for retrogression”.

In the wake of economics dwindling, which is resulting in economic hardship caused by COVID-19, as member states have become concerned with the spread of the deadly virus and illegal movement of arms, he urged the MPs to reflect on the process of regional integration through its deliberation by bringing to the table for discussion view points of the people they represent.

Again, he pointed out that he has no doubt that the Community Parliament would stand firm to these demand and pledged support to the Community parliament in realizing its mandate and his presence alone should attest to that.

“I am committed, to help strengthen the Community Parliament, and again I would like to see all ECOWAS institutions collaborate to see development of our Community”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/