Ghana urges greater ECOWAS integration

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Image: Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama and Ademola Oluseyi, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana. By Ghana Government
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama and Ademola Oluseyi, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has appealed for increased cooperation among countries in West Africa to promote trade, free movement of people and goods in the sub-region.

He said it was in unity that the sub-region could attain its rightful position in the current competitive and erratic global market trend.

President Mahama was speaking when he received letters of credence from Ademola Oluseyi, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, at the Castle at Osu.

Oluseyi took over from Musiliu Obanikoro, who had finished his duty tour of Ghana and since returned to Nigeria for re-assignment.

President Mahama noted that Nigeria was the largest economy in the sub-region, and Ghana was ready to support Nigeria to drive the ECOWAS integration agenda that could pave way for the economic and political liberation of the sub-region.

The President said: “The relations between Ghana and Nigeria are historic and based on “common values, culture and people.”

He said previous Nigerian High Commissioners to Ghana contributed immensely to growth and development of the Ghana-Nigeria cooperation and hoped the relations would grow further in the coming years.

President Mahama hoped Oluseyi would collaborate with the government to take the relations between Ghana and Nigeria to a higher level and move the ECOWAS integration further.



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