Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Accra Friday for a 10-day three-nation visit to Togo, United States and Germany
Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is consequently acting in the president’s stead until March 5, when Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to return.
Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to resume his mediation efforts in the Togo political crisis with representatives of President Faure Gnassingbé, the Union for the Republic Party, and the Coalition of 14 opposition parties.
The efforts are aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political impasse in that country.
In the US, the President will address the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, in Washington, DC.
He will become the first African leader to address the 50 US Governors at an NGA meeting.
President Akufo-Addo will also take part in the World Leader’s Forum programme, organised by the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
While in Germany, the President will deliver the keynote address at the 5th German-African Economic Forum, in Dortmund, being held under the auspices of the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herr Armin Laschet.
He will also deliver the keynote address at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s German-Ghana Business Forum. Prior to leaving Germany, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Frau Angela Merkel, aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation that exists between the two countries.