President Akufo-Addo To Attend 75th Anniversary Of UNESCO In France

The Director of Communication. Eugene Arhun says President Akufo-Addo will, this afternoon, lead the Ghanaian delegation to attend the invitation of UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, the 75th-anniversary ceremony of the founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is being held at its headquarters in Paris, France.

The United Nations Charter, which came into effect on 16th November 1945, provided for the creation of a specialized agency in the fields of education and culture, and the President will, on Friday, 12th November, deliver a statement, at the height of the commemoration, on the impact UNESCO has had in Ghana, and what Ghana expects from UNESCO in the coming years.

He further noted that President Akufo-Addo will from Saturday, 13th November, to Saturday, 20th November, take a much-deserved, long overdue seven-day leave of absence, during which he has accepted an invitation to preside over the panel that will adjudicate a debate in the French Parliament on “The Trial of Progress”, on Friday, 19th November.

The President is expected back in Ghana on Saturday, 20th November, and, whilst away, the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his stead.

Mr. Arhin also indicated the Presidents decision to honour the late, legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Ampadu, with a state-assisted burial in honour of his services to the growth of Ghanaian music.

This information will be duly communicated to the family of the late singer, and a befitting burial ceremony will be held for this noble son of Ghana.

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