swearing-in of Ghana’s President-elect, John Dramani Mahama, draws nigh, 11 heads of state including Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, have confirmed their participation in the January 7 historic event. Also expected are delegations from 18 governments across the world.
Among African leaders expected are Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Mahamadou Isoufou of Niger, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and African Union (AU) Chairman, President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin Republic.
Presidential Transition Team spokesperson, Mr. James Agyenim-Boateng, reportedly said in Accra that “all is set for the inaugural ceremony on January 7” and invitations had been extended to 50,000 guests world-wide.
Meanwhile, work on the ceremonial ground would begin tomorrow and be completed on January 5, while ministers and government appointees have all turned in their hand-over notes.