General News of Thu, 10 May 201849

Akufo-Addo on week-long vacation in UK

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is on a week-long vacation in the United Kingdom, effective Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

He was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, his children and grandchildren, Jubilee House spokesperson Eugene Arhin announced Thursday.

Akufo-Addo will honour two public engagements while away in the UK – 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! Catalysing 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.

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“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 scheduled to return to Ghana on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. It is the first time he is going on a vacation since assuming office in 2017.

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his stead.

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