Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana to mediate in Togo political crisis

President Nana Akufo-Addo has left Ghana on Tuesday for Lome in Togo to facilitate a dialogue aimed at resolving the ongoing political crisis in that country.

The Ghanaian president has been mandated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to engage the feuding parties in its eastern neighbour.

Togo President, Faure Gnassingbè who is the new chair of ECOWAS, has witnessed a series of protests by opposition parties who are calling for a return to the country’s constitution, which imposes limits on presidential terms.

In February this year, President Akufo-Addo facilitated a meeting together with other African leaders aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political impasse in Togo.

After the meeting, Togolese government and the Coalition of 14 Opposition political parties agreed to implement a number of measures aimed at building trust and confidence amongst the political actors in Togo.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Wednesday and in his absence, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, will act in his stead.


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