NPP flagbearer Nana Addo tours Germany and 4 other countries

Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to leave the shores of Ghana to tour Germany and four other European countries.

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The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to leave the shores of Accra on Friday for the German capital of Berlin to start a 16-day tour of five European countries.

Aside Germany, the former Foreign Minister will be in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy.

A statement issued by Nana Addo’s Press Secretary, Eugene Arhin, on Friday, May 15 said the 2016 flagbearer of the opposition NPP will meet members of the party's branches in all five countries.

“In Germany, the first country of the tour, [Nana Addo] will attend functions organised by the party’s branch in Dusseldorf, as well as travel to Berlin for events organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the development foundation associated with the German governing CDU party, a sister party of the NPP.

“Whilst in the Netherlands, Nana Akufo-Addo will pay a working visit to the Regional Education Centre in Amsterdam, where he will see at first hand the operations of the Dutch technical and vocational school system, and also address NPP townhall meetings.

“In Belgium, he will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony of the prestigious Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS) on ‘Ghana: Present Challenges and Future prospects’.

“In France, Nana Akufo-Addo will pay a site visit to KUHN group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialised agricultural machinery, meet Ghanaian students and executives of NPP, before departing to his final destination of the tour, Italy, where he will take part in Parma, from May 28 to May 31, in the NPP’s quadrennial International Conference, which brings together all NPP overseas branches to deliberate on the future of the Party.”

He is expected to return to Ghana on June 1.

He would be accompanied on the tour by Francis Asenso-Boakye, his Political Assistant, Eugene Arhin, Press Secretary and Charles Owiredu, the Director of International Relations of the NPP.

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