The public has been advised to stay away from the precincts of parliament house where President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to be sworn in for a second term of office on Thursday, 7 January 2020.

The event, according to the Inauguration Committee, is strictly by invitation.  

The team, at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, 5 January 2021, explained that the decision was taken in consultation with parliament, taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair of the inauguration sub-committee, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, indicated that so far, 12 heads of state have confirmed their participation.

The ceremony is expected to commence at 11 am.

Invited guests, apart from Heads of State, will be expected to be seated by 9.45 am.

Ms Botchwey said: “Twelve Heads of State and Government have so far confirmed their participation for the Swearing-in Ceremony. More confirmations are expected as the date draw close. Other foreign dignitaries have also confirmed their participation.

“The Foreign dignitaries attending the Inauguration ceremony will have the appropriate courtesies extended to them in line with standard protocol. Arrangements for possible courtesy calls and bilateral meetings have also been catered for. I should mention in that regard that the relevant information pertaining to the specific protocol/courtesies have been communicated to the respective diplomatic missions here in Accra.”

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