President off to Cape Verde to attend swearing-in of President-elect Jose Neves

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left the country yesterday for Praia, capital of Cape Verde, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Jose Maria Neves, the President-elect of Cape Verde. 

The President, who is attending the event in the capacity of Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is expected to return today. 

Before his departure, President Akufo-Addo received a delegation from the family of the late HajiaMariamaBawumia at the Jubilee House in Accra. 

The delegation was at the ‘Big House’ to express their gratitude to the President for his support during the funeral of the late Hajia Bawumia. 

Hajia Bawumia, mother of Vice President MahamuduBawumia, died at age 81. 

Also at the Jubilee House was a delegation of the organisers of the Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA).

The delegation held a meeting with the President to brief him of this year’s GUBA awards which was held yesterday evening.

The delegation included female Members of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament with Ghanaian heritage, BellaviaRibeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham and AbenaOppong-Asare, MP for Erith and Thamesmead 

Also with the delegation were Diane Julie Abbot, the first black woman elected to the British Parliament, among other top business executives. 

President Akufo-Addo commended the delegation for choosing Ghana for this year’s awards. 

He also commended them for their decision to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death of YaaAsantewa, the Queenmother of Ejisu who led an army to fight the British colonial rule in the pre-independence era. 


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