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.