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Akufo-Addo Leaves Ghana On Official Duty

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left the country for some official duties in Switzerland, Uganda, and Liberia.

He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway; Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta; and officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Presidency.

President Akufo-Addo set off for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Monday, January 15, 2023, at the invitation of the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Prof. Klaus Schwab.

The Forum will begin today, January 16 in Davos and end on Friday, January 19.

A press statement by the Jubilee House read, “The Davos Meeting has become an iconic global forum, which brings together world leaders in politics, business, finance and academia to deliberate on matters affecting the global community.”

He will then visit Uganda for the 2024 Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, which is being held on the theme “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence”.

“The Non-Aligned Movement has its origins from what has been referred to as the first large-scale Asian–African or Afro–Asian Conference, held on 18th– 24th April 1955. It is popularly known as the Bandung Conference (taking on the name of the City where it was held – Bandung, Indonesia). The Conference was attended by delegations from twenty-nine (29) governments, mostly from Asia – owing to the fact that most of present-day African states were still under colonial control.”

From Uganda, President Akufo-Addo will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph Boakai in Monrovia.

He is expected to return to Ghana on January 22, 2023.

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

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