Amb Baba Kamara Officially Introduced As ECOWAS Special Envoy On Counter Terrorism To President Of Ghana

The heads of state and governments of ECOWAS in 2021 made President Akufo-Addo Champion on matters relating to counter-terrorism in the sub-region.

Ghana’s President has always maintained the need for Terrorism to be fought on a global scale.

This development came up when the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Alieu Touray, led a three-man delegation from the Commission to brief President Akufo-Addo on the current development in the region and also seek his leadership and wisdom in resolving acrimony issues within membership and terrorism. The delegation was also at the Presidency to seek the President’s guidance and leadership in reactivating the mission on counter-terrorism and brief him about the development that had taken place under his direction.

Dr Touray used the occasion to officially also introduce Globally Respected Statesman, Diplomat and Ecowa Special Envoy on Counterterrorism, Ambassador Baba Kamara.

President Nana Addo who is also a leading advocate for the fight against terrorism over the years and has always championed this fight so that it can be fought on a Global Scale congratulated Amb Baba for his role in championing peace within the Subregion.

Recently at the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2023. President Akufo Addo raised the issue that, the fight against terrorism has to be global, and that the resources dedicated to counterterrorism must match the resources available to terrorist groups if not more.

To help fight terrorism in the sub-region - Other members of the delegation were the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Dr Abdel-Fatau Musah, and the ECOWAS Resident Representative to Ghana, Baba Gana Wakil. Dr Touray commended Ghana’s leading role in pushing to secure UN support, saying, “We believe your mission would include leading us to find ways to raise the remaining 25 per cent

President Akufo-Addo called for an ECOWAS-wide initiative, and let them feel that for them to have a real clarity going forward, there must be an agreement amongst the heads of state as to our strategy going forward.