President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for the United States of America.
The trip, according to a statement from the Presidency, is to enable the President attend a high-level event to mark the achievement of the Qatar Foundation’s commitment to enroll ten million children to receive quality primary school education.
The statement signed by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, said the President is attending the event in his capacity as co-Chair of the Group of Advocates of Eminent Persons of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and at the invitation of Her Highness Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, in partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
It said President Akufo-Addo will also be in Sacramento, California, where he will deliver the keynote address at the 27th Annual Africa Peace Awards and will launch the African Peace Fellows Programme at the California State University, Sacramento.
He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
“President Akufo-Addo and the delegation will return to Ghana on Monday, 30th April 2018, and in the absence of the President, the Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead,” the statement added.