Ghanaian president visits Niger to wrap up ECOWAS tour


President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has wound up the third phase of his West African tour with a day’s working visit to Niger, the presidency announced here on Wednesday.

The regional tour has already taken President Akufo-Addo to nine countries in the sub-region.

At a meeting with Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou, the Ghanaian president expressed concern about the low volumes of trade between the two countries.

To this end, Akufo-Addo urged his Nigerien counterpart to help in the advocacy for the implementation of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Trade liberalization Scheme (ETLS), which is expected to eliminate the impediments and challenges associated with the free movement of goods, persons and services in the region.

He noted that the different currencies in the region had become an impediment to free trade, and stressed the need to expedite action on the introduction of the bloc’s single currency. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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