The Republic of Ghana will today, Thursday, January 7, swear in the President–elect in the just ended 2020 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Parliament to begin another four year mandate as the President of the Country.
He will in the presence of the 275 Members of Parliament elected in the 2020 elections, forming the 8th Parliament take the Oath of Allegiance and Presidential Oath to uphold the sovereignty and the integrity of the state, preserve, protect and defend the constitution at all time.
His Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia would also take the Oath of the Vice President.
13 African Head of State to attend Nana Addo’s swearing-in
The ceremony is expected to begin at exactly 11:AM in Ghana’s Parliament House, this year other than the usual venue, the Independent Square also known as the Black Star Square with about 13 African heads of state in attendance.
Among them are the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, President of Liberia, George Weah and the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.
Others are the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré; the Head of state of Mali, Acting President Bah Ndaw; the President of Chad, Marshal Idriss Déby; the President of Angola, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenç; the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; the President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio; the President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló; the President of Guinea, Alpha Condé; the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé and the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou.
Nigeria, Gambia, India and France would be represented by their Foreign Ministers.
“Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Niger and the other countries that will be represented, such as Gambia and Nigeria by the Foreign Ministers.
“We all have the Foreign Minister of India, the Foreign Minister of France, Foreign Minister of Rwanda, Foreign Minister of Gabon, we also have the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Gambia, we have the UK Minister for Africa, We have the US Special Envoy for the Sahel, of course, we have the President of ECOWA Commission and we also have the Chairperson of the AU Commission. We have representatives of the Conservative Party from the United Kingdom and we have representatives of the CDU and allied parties from Germany, so far these are the confirmations we have,” the Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey revealed at a press conference earlier.
The President of the United State of America, Mr Donald Trump had also announced a delegation from the US would be present at the ceremony.