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ECOWAS President Jets In Today

The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) H.E Kadre Desire Ouedraogo will arrive in Freetown this morning on a one -day official visit to the country.

President Ouedraogo will be accompanied by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Head of UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Dr. Xavier Crespin, Director General of the West Africa Health Organisation and two staff members.

The ECOWAS delegation is expected to hold high level talks with President Ernest Bai Koroma and top government officials with the view to finding solutions to the Ebola epidemic.

Few weeks ago, West African leaders met in the Ghanaian capital, Accra to design a regional response to the Ebola scourge which has so far claimed more than five thousand lives in Guinean, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Analysts say the ECOWAS President visit is meant to keep the Commission adequately informed of the situation on the ground ahead of a crucial summit early next month in Abuja.
While the disease is declining in Guinea and Liberia, there has been a surge in infection in Sierra Leone.

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