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President Takes 7-day leave

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President Akufo-Addo leaves for Cape Verde

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has taken a seven-day leave beginning tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, 2021 and ending on November 20.

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin, who made this known yesterday at a media briefing with the Presidential Press Corps, did not state which country the president would be having his rest, but he will not be in Ghana.

However, Mr. Arhin indicated that the President, who has left Ghana, is leading the Ghanaian delegation to attend the 75th anniversary ceremony of the founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), which is being held at its headquarters in Paris, France.

He is attending at the invitation of UNESCO’s Director General, Audrey Azoulay.

The United Nations Charter, which came into effect on November 16, 1945 provided for the creation of a specialised agency in the fields of education and culture and the President will, on Friday, November 12, deliver a statement, at the height of the commemoration, on the impact UNESCO has had on Ghana and what Ghana expects from UNESCO in the coming years.

While on leave, President Akufo-Addo will preside over the panel that will adjudicate a debate in the French Parliament on “The Trial of Progress” on Friday, November 19, 2021.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

He will return to Ghana on November 20, 2021 and in his absence the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his place, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.

 

 

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