The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has left the country for the Ivory Coast and Guinea to attend the inauguration ceremonies of President Alassane Ouattara and President Alpha Condé in their respective countries.
He will proceed to London after the two ceremonies before returning to Ghana.
“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.
The President will from 15th December be in London for a private visit, the statement says.
He is accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP, and officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Monday, 21st December 2020. In his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.
Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara and Guinea’s President Alpha Condé both won their re-election despite legal challenges against their victories.
While Mr. Ouattara will be sworn in on December 14, Condé will be sworn in on December 15, 2020.
Ouattara obtained 94.2 percent of the votes cast whereas his counterpart Condé polled 59.49 percent during the elections held in October.