President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, left Ghana for the United Kingdom on a week-long vacation, his first since being sworn in as President on 7 January 2017.

He was accompanied by First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, his children and grandchildren. This was contained in a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications.

While away, the President will honour two public engagements.

On Friday, 11 May 2018, he will speak at the University of Oxford, as part of its 2018 Africa Conference, on the theme: “Enough Rhetoric! Catalysing an Era of Concrete Action”.

He will, on Saturday, 12 May 2018, deliver the keynote address at the London Business School’s Africa Business Summit.

On 13 May 2018, the President will also take the opportunity of his vacation to attend the Anglican confirmation ceremony of his grandson, Louis, at his old school, Lancing College, in Sussex.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.

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