Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has assured that the Economic Community of West African State as a body engages its member states a lot behind the scenes contrary to some perceptions that regional body sits aloof.
The minister cleared this perception with Guinea on the radar today at the regular press briefing held by the Information Ministry where the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration was present to address some issues pertaining to the ministry.
With regards to Guinea which is currently under a military leadership headed by Mamady Doumbouya, she indicated that things are moving on fairly in the country and president Alpha Conde was in good condition when ECOWAS as a body moved to the country for deliberations with the military to return the country to civilian rule.
The minister reiterated the fact that despite what happened in Guinea and Mali, all 15 member states have signed to uphold the practice of democracy and good governance making west African democracy robust just that unfortunately some veered from what they signed unto.
She further stressed that a charter might be considered by ECOWAS leaders to put stringent measures in place to avoid such situations in the sub-region going forward.
She revealed that deliberation by 13 ECOWAS states is also set to be held in Accra Ghana tomorrow September 13, 2021, where among other issues the Guinean situation will be up for discussion. She further indicated that suspended countries Guinea and Mali will not be part of the scheduled meeting.