The President, Nana Akufo-Addo left the shores of Ghana for Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
The President, who doubles as the Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will be attending the inauguration ceremony of Cote d’Ivoire’s President-elect Alassane Ouattara.
This will be followed by another appearance in Guinea on Tuesday, December 15, for the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect Prof Alpha Condé.
He will proceed to London on December 15, for a private visit after the two ceremonies before returning to Ghana.
This is according to a statement issued by the presidency.
“President Akufo-Addo is, on Monday, 14th December, attending the swearing-in ceremony of His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President-elect of Cote d’Ivoire, in Abidjan, and will, on Tuesday, 14th December 2020, attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Guinea, His Excellency Professor Alpha Condé,” the statement said.
He is accompanied by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and other government officials.
President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Monday, December 21, 2020.
In his absence, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.