President Akufo-Addo has left Ghana to attend a global conference on education in Senegal. The presidents is attending in response to an invitation from the President of Senegal, Macky Sall and French President Emmanuel Macron. This information was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, which indicates that the president left Accra for the conference on Friday February 2, 2018 and will return later in the day.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, among other officials from the Flagstaff House and the Education and Foreign Affairs ministries.
The statement said, “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 2nd February, 2018, left the country, upon the invitation of their Excellencies, M. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, to lead the Ghanaian delegation to the 3rd International Conference on the “Replenishment of the Funds of the Global Partnership for Education”.
Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia who has resumed from his medical leave in London will act in the absence of the president in accordance with Article 60(8) the constitution.