President AKufo-Addo has left Ghana for the United Kingdom for a one-week vacation, a statement from the presidency has said.
The statement, signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications, said Akufo-Addo will be accompanied by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, his children and grandchildren.
This is the first time Nana Addo is taking a vacation after 16 months in office.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, left Ghana for the United Kingdom on a week-long vacation, his first since being sworn-in as President on 7th January, 2017. He was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, his children and grandchildren,” the statement said.
Although on vacation, the statement revealed that the president will be involved in two public engagements.
“Whilst away, the President will honour two public engagements.
On Friday, 11th May, 2018, he will speak at the University of Oxford, as part of its 2018 Africa Conference, on the theme “Enough Rhetoric! Catalyzing an Era of Concrete Action”.
“He will on Saturday, 12th May, 2018, deliver the keynote address at the London Business School’s Africa Business Summit. On 13th May, 2018, the President will also take the opportunity of his vacation to attend the Anglican confirmation ceremony of his grandson, Louis, at his old school, Lancing College, in Sussex,” the statement said.
Akufo-Addo is expected to return to Ghana on Wednesday 16th May, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.