President John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as Chair of the ECOWAS
Authority of Heads of State and Government, will this morning be in
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to meet all the stakeholders in that
The visit follows the receipt of a report from a Joint Mission of
ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations that was sent to
Burkina Faso. The Mission, which was in that country from October 30,
returned to brief President Mahama last Sunday, before returning to
Ouagadougou on Monday.
President Mahama approved the recommendationsof the Joint Mission and
reaffirmed the subregional group, ECOWAS' support for a peaceful
restoration of constitutional order. He has also been engaging with
the stakeholders including the military and called for a consensual
solution in line with the provisions of the constitution of Burkina
President Mahama has invited two of his colleagues, President Macky
Sall of Senegal and President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria to join him
on the Mission to Burkina Faso today.
ECOWAS has assured Burkina Faso of its readiness to work with them to
restore legitimate transitional order and finding sustainable
solutions to the impasse and work towards organizing free and credible
President Mahama will return home later today.