The Presidency has announced that the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is expected back in the country from his medical leave in the United Kingdom by the end of this week.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said an official statement will give further details ahead of his arrival.
“As has been said, definitely, he is due to return by the end of this week so whatever be the case, if there is any information as to his return, definitely, as we have [previously] put out in a statement by the Chief of Staff, whatever information that is agreed upon, you will get to know.”
“…but whatever be the case, we made it clear that he is to return before the end of this week, and that position still holds. Just as he did when he was not feeling well, when he is coming back too, definitely, we will let the Ghanaian people know about it.”
Dr. Bawumia left Ghana for the United Kingdom two weeks ago on medical leave after the Presidency revealed that he had fallen ill, and undergone medical tests.
The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, later added that, the decision to fly Dr. Bawumia to the UK, was to ensure that he was kept away from visitors who may disturb his rest and recuperation period.
During his medical leave, Dr. Bawumia was pictured and captured on video with his wife, Samira Bawumia, on the streets of London taking a stroll.
This came at a time the Minority in Parliament was calling for full disclosure on the health status of the Veep.
The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, however described the Minority’s call as hypocritical and preposterous.