Edward Doe-Adjaho, right, taking the oath of office
The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho has been sworn in as Acting President of the Republic of Ghana, because both President John Mahama and his vice, Kwesi Amissah Arthur are out of the country.
The brief swearing-in ceremony was performed by the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood on Thursday, following the departure of president John Mahama to Mali to participate in the swearing-in of that country’s newly elected president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
In the absence of the Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, who is in the UK on an official assignment, the Speaker of Parliament, in accordance with Article 60(12) of the Constitution, acts as President.
As result, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ebo Barton-Odro is now the acting Speaker of Parliament
President Mahama is expected to return to Accra later today.