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Akufo-Addo leaves for Cote d’Ivoire

Akufo-Addo attends funeral in Cote d’Ivoire

Akufo-Addo leaves for Cote d’Ivoire

President Nana Akufo-Addo has left Ghana

for Cote d’Ivoire to attend the funeral of its

late Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko.

This will be held on Wednesday, 17th March,

in Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

President Akufo-Addo’s attendance is in his

capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community

of West African States. An eight-day period of national

mourning for the late Prime Minister was announced by

President Alassane Outtarra last Thursday,

with the burial scheduled for Friday, 19th March.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for

Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and officials

of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.

In his absence, the Vice President,

Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with

Article 60 (8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.

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