The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has bemoaned the lack of political will by Member States towards the integration process in the ECOWAS sub-region.
According to him, had it not been the lack of political will, the subregion could have attained maximum economic growth than its present state.
“In our view, since the ECOWAS integration process started in 1975, we should have made more progress than today. Because of lack of political will, member countries are not opening up to each other.
It is about time we open up to each so that we all enjoy the benefits of economic integration,” he noted.
Dr. Bawumia made this observation when a delegation from the ECOWAS parliament led by the Speaker, Hon. Moustapha Cisse Lo, paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Wednesday.