Terrorists could take advantage of Mali’s situation-Analyst
Security analyst Adib Saani has opined the suspension of Mali from ECOWAS following the military take-over shows that ECOWAS and its leadership lacks an understanding of the situation.
Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said ECOWAS lacks an understanding of the issues in Mali, if they understood the issues, they would have realised that a suspension although, a step in the right direction, was not the best option.
The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have suspended Mali from all ECOWAS activities.
Mali has been asked to hand over power to a civilian transition government headed by the Prime Minister.
This was contained in a communique issued after an emergency ECOWAS meeting in Accra on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Reacting to the suspension, Mr. Saani said the approach was not the best.
He suggested the situation in Mali poses security to other African countries especially, Ghana.
According to him, it would be in Ghana’s interest to ensure there is peace and stability in Mali.
He said terrorist groups enjoy engaging their activities in the southern part of Mali and could take advantage of the military takeover.
He indicated these groups could spread their activities to other countries including, Ghana.
He called on leaders in the West African sub-region to collaborate and work to bring back civilian rule in Mali.
He advised ECOWAS to support Mali to better the lives of the people through technical support, and also help them to improve their security situation.
He further admonished ECOWAS to seek external help from other bodies such as the UN and other blocs on the matter.