President John Dramani Mahama will today January, 7 inspect a Guard of Honour and preside over a Change of Guard Ceremony at the forecourt of the Flagstaff House to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration.
President John Dramani Mahama will inspect a Guard of Honour and preside over a Change of Guard Ceremony at the forecourt of the Flagstaff House to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration, today January, 7.
Changing of Guard is a formal, often elaborate and well choreographed ceremony during which uniformed men and women who provide guard duties at important state institutions like the seat of government, the Flagstaff House, are relieved by a new batch of colleagues
What was previously an internal exercise was elevated into a monthly public Change of Guard ceremony by President John Dramani Mahama in 2013. The practice was common during the First Republic but fell on the blind side of national ceremonial activities thereafter.
The ceremony will be witnessed by Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Service Commanders, the Diplomatic Corps and members of the general public.
Later, the president will spend the afternoon of today on the farm of a young cocoa farmer at Assin Senchem in the Central Region
President Mahama who was sworn into office as the fourth president in the fourth republic of on Ghana January 7, 2012, will join the farm owner and his workers to work on the farm and use the opportunity to encourage more young people to go into large scale farming.