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Accra all set for Akufo-Addo’s public inauguration

Ghana’s capital Accra is set to host the inauguration of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo today, Saturday, January 7, 2017.
He will be sworn-in at brunch time following a decisive victory at the polls on December 7, 2016.
He defeated incumbent John Mahama by over one million votes to clinch the top post of the land.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected in the capital including African leaders, Western diplomats and representatives of some multinational cooperations.
On Friday, Zambian President Edgar Lungu, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Egyptian strongman Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma touched down at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
In addition, Chadian President, Idriss Déby, Liberian President, Sirleaf Ellen Johnson and Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome also arrived in Ghana Friday for the event.
Also in Ghana are Kenyan Vice president Raila Odinga and Equatorial Guinea Vice President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The police say they will deploy over 3,000 personnel for Saturday’s event.
And according to the chairman of the planning committee, Lord Commey, giant screens will be mounted at some vantage point across the country to broadcast the ceremony.

“I think all the necessary arrangements have been put in place for a very successful inauguration of the president,” he said.
In addition, he noted that arrangement for visiting Africa leaders to be satisfied has been made.

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