Donald Trump announces delegation to attend Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has announced a Presidential delegation to attend the inauguration of Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Donald Trump announces delegation to attend Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in

President Akufo-Addo successfully secured a second term as President after garnering over 6.7 million votes in the December 7 polls.

The 76-year-old, who contested as the NPP’s presidential candidate, won the election after polling 51.30% of the total votes cast.

Akufo-Addo is set to be sworn-in for his second term on Thursday, January 7, 2020, at the precinct of Parliament.

A statement on the White House’s website said President Trump has tasked Dr. J. Peter Pham, Ambassador of the US’ Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, to attend Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in ceremony.

“President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the second Inauguration of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in Accra, Ghana,” the statement said.

“The Honorable Dr. J. Peter Pham, Ambassador, United States Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, will lead the delegation.”

It added that the US’ Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, will also be in attendance.

Meanwhile, President-elect of the United States Joe Biden has said he looks forward with working with Ghanaian counterpart Akufo-Addo.

Biden saw off competition from Republican rival and incumbent President, Donald Trump, to become the 46th President of America.

The 77-year-old was declared winner after he garnered votes crossed the required 270 electoral votes mark following a dramatic win in Pennsylvania.

In a letter addressed to the Ghana President, Biden congratulated Akufo-Addo on his re-election and said he looks forward to working with him.

Read Biden’s letter to Akufo-Addo below:

Dear President Akufo-Addo, thank you for your kind words and well wishes.

I’m sorry that we’ve not yet had the opportunity to connect by phone.

It is my great honour to have been elected the next President of the United States, and I understand just how much work lies ahead of us.

Vice President-elect Harris and I will take office at a time of great global challenges – from the coronavirus to climate change – that transcend borders and require international cooperation.

We look forward to working with you and your government in addressing the common problems facing our countries and peoples.

Thank you again President Akufo-Addo.

I look forward to future dialogue.


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