Prez Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo flew out of the country on Friday, 15th September, 2017, to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Whilst there, the President, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in a series of SDGs events, and also deliver a speech on the theme “Africa Beyond Aid”, at the 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development, at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

President Akufo-Addo will also hold bilateral talks with some colleague Heads of State, as well as with some CEOs of important global enterprises. At an event organised by the Africa-America Institute, on 19th September, the President will receive the “National Achievement Award” on behalf of the people of Ghana.

On Thursday, 21st September, President Akufo-Addo will deliver his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, and hold a meeting with UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on Friday, 22nd September.

He will be accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta; Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba; Deputy Minister for Energy, Mohammed Amin Adam; and officials from the Presidency.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Sunday, 24th September, 2017.

 

 

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