A delegation from the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS) on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey. The delegation, led by Prof. H Kwesi Prempeh, Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), was received by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Kwaku Apratwum-Sarpong.
The purpose of the visit was to introduce WADEMOS to the Ministry. In his remarks, Prof. Prempeh noted that the initiative is transnational, co-formed by Civil Society Organizations across the ECOWAS sub-region to protect, promote and sustain democracy in West Africa. Prof Prempeh also took the opportunity to invite the Minister to the launch of the Network scheduled to take place in September.
On his part, the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister lauded the initiative while underscoring the timeliness of its creation. Hon. Apratwum-Sarpong indicated that even though ECOWAS has made positive strides in advancing the frontiers of democracy in the sub-region, there is a need for stronger partnerships with organizations like WADEMOS to produce better outcomes, especially in the wake of recent backsliding across the Region. The Deputy Minister also assured WADEMOS of the Ministry’s willingness to support its activities.
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