Nana In France

President Akufo-Addo


PRESIDENT AKUFO-Addo left the country on Saturday to Paris, France.

He is there for a six-day working visit and expected to receive an Honorary Award of Doctor Honoris Causa from Sorbonne University in Paris today.

It will be the third Honorary Doctorate Degree to be conferred on him.

The first was an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree conferred on him in May 2016, from the celebrated Fort Hare University of South Africa; and the second, in December 2017, was an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the University of Liberia.

Prior to the receipt of the Honorary Doctorate from Sorbonne University, the President will address the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at its 215th Session.

Whilst in France, he will also address the Asia Society Forum on the theme, “To Act in Troubled Times: New perspectives from France, Asia, Africa and the world”, and commission the refurbished Chancery building of Ghana’s Embassy in Paris.

President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister for Education and MP for Bosomtwe, Yaw Osei Adutwum and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

He is expected back home in Ghana on Friday, October 14, 2020.

Vice President Bawumia has been acting in his stead in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.


BY Charles Takyi-Boadu