February 25, 2018


President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Friday for a 10-day visit to Togo, the United States of America and Germany, Speaker of Parliament made this known on the floor of the House.

Whilst in Togo, he will resume the mediation efforts he is making in the dialogue on Tuesday with representatives of the Faure Gnassingbé government and the opposition parties.

The meeting aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political impasse in that country will again involve representatives of the government of Togo, Union for the Republic Party and the Coalition of 14 opposition parties.

In the U.S.,  President Akufo-Addo will address the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, in Washington, DC.

By so doing, he will become the first African leader to address the 50 US Governors at an NGA meeting.
The President will also take part in the World Leader’s Forum programme.

Prior to leaving Germany, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Frau Angela Merkel, aimed at strengthening the ties of cooperation that exists between the two countries.

In his absence, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.

The President is expected back in Ghana on March 5, 2018.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com