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Swearing-in of President Akufo-Addo will take place in Parliament – Government

The government says the swearing-in of President-elect, Akufo-Addo will be done at the Parliament House instead of the Independence Square.

The Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide who addressed a government press briefing announced it

According to him, all COVID-19 safety protocols will be adhered to for the inauguration to be held at the new location.

“On the 3rd day of November 2020 when President Akufo-Addo commissioned the office facilities under the physical infrastructure projects of Parliament in Parliament House, Accra, parliament made a passionate representation to him that the nation at large that they want subsequent swearing in of presidents of the republic to happen in parliament and before parliament in accordance with Ghanaian laws and international best practices.”

“The transition team has favorably considered the request of the Parliament of Ghana stated by Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu [Majority Leader] and has hence decided that the swearing-in of President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo on the 7th of January 2021 shall happen before parliament and with the precincts of parliament,” he said.

The Deputy Minister added that the transition team is working with the leadership of parliament to make sure the inauguration is held successfully.

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