President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday, 3rd February, 2019, for an 8-day working visit to South Africa, the United States of America, and Ethiopia.
In South Africa, President Akufo-Addo will participate in the 2019 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining in Africa, where he will deliver the keynote address.
In the United States of America, the President, at the invitation of the National Prayer Breakfast Host Committee, will attend and deliver a keynote speech at the 67th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, to be held on Thursday, 7th February, 2019.
He will also participate in a fundraising event for the construction of the National Cathedral.
President Akufo-Addo has already pledged GH¢100,000 from his personal resources towards the construction of the proposed National Cathedral.
President Akufo-Addo made the pledge at the launch of fundraising for the cathedral at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
Hollywood star Idris Elba and international model Naomi Campbell also attended the fundraising dinner.
In Ethiopia, President Akufo-Addo will lead Ghana’s delegation to the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), which is being held on the theme “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.
The President will return to Ghana on Monday, 11th February, 2019, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.