President Akufo-Addo has described the three suspended member states of ECOWAS, Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso as recalcitrant as he opens the 5th Extraordinary Meeting of the Authority of Heads of States and Government in Accra.

The meeting is part of efforts to resolve the situation in those countries following military takeovers in the past three years.

Opening the meeting the president said, “I want to welcome your excellencies back to Accra again to take stock of where we are with our three recalcitrant member states Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso, and take appropriate decisions on the way forward”.

The comments come in the wake of the leadership of the military junta in the three countries failing to meet timelines to return their respective countries to democratic rule.

Source: Ghana/