The University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom will on Friday hold a special convocation to confer on President John Dramani Mahama an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (Honoris Causa).
The convocation, which will take place at the University’s Kings College, will form part of the President’s working visit to Scotland.
President Mahama who leaves Accra today, Wednesday, for Glasgow will meet with the First Minister of Scotland and visit the Scottish Parliament where he will observe First Minister’s Question Time and address a meeting of Parliamentarians.
Accompanied by the First Lady, Lordina Dramani Mahama, Foreign Minister Hanna S. Tetteh (MP), Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah and the Education Minister Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, President Mahama will also meet leaders of Scotland’s political parties.
President Mahama will be the second Ghanaian leader after President Jerry John Rawlings to visit Scotland. The visit provides an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen political and economic relations.
As part of his schedules, President Mahama will meet with the Ghanaian community and address a Business Forum.
With the Vice President on an official visit to India, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho will act as President, in accordance with Article 60 (11) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
Source: tv3network.com | Ghana