Military Takes Over As ECOWAS Suspend Mali From It’s Activities

Military leaders have been asked to take over powers in Mali after the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) suspended the country from its activities.

This was carried out in a press release issued after the emergency ECOWAS meeting on Sunday, 30 May, 2021 in Accra, Ghana.

Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey, told journalists that ECOWAS is committed to restoring peace and stability to Mali.

The statement reiterated the importance and necessity of respecting the democratic process for ascending to power in member states.

“The decision of the Heads of State is to suspend Mali from ECOWAS and it [takes effect] immediately until the deadline of the end of February 2022 when they are supposed to hand over to a democratically-elected government.”

“One of the decisions of the heads of state is that they should ensure that in the next few days there is a civilian Prime Minister who will form a transitional government for the rest of the period.”


Source/Derrick Adu Asante/

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