Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has left Accra for Nairobi, Kenya, to represent Ghana at the swearing-in of Kenya’s President-Elect, William Samoei Ruto.
Until his election on August 15, 2022, Mr. Ruto served as Kenya’s Vice President.
A statement signed and issued by the Spokesperson to the Vice-President, Dr. Gideon Boako, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said Dr. Bawumia would return to Ghana on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
He was accompanied by his wife, Samira, Mr Thomas Mbomba, a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and other senior government officials.
William Ruto swearing-in
President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to lead at least 20 Heads of State from across Africa who are expected to attend the inauguration of President-elect William Ruto at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Tuesday.
This is according to the Committee of Assumption of Office Mr. Kenyatta will lead the delegation of Heads of State and other dignitaries in witnessing the swearing-in of Dr. Ruto as the fifth president.
Also in attendance are top representatives of the United Nation (UN), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Commonwealth, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), African Union (AU) and European Union (EU).
The committee said that they are also expecting at least 2,500 VIPs during the event, who will include senior government officials from other nations across the region and beyond as well as members of the diplomatic corps.
African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat is among representatives of the international organisations who have confirmed their attendance.
The country’s treasury has provided Sh200 million for tomorrow’s swearing-in ceremony of President-elect William Ruto after the Supreme Court upheld his election victory a week ago.
The Supreme Court dismissed a petition by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that challenged the declaration of Dr. Ruto as President-elect after the August 9 General Election.
The Constitution stipulates that the President-elect will be sworn in seven days after the Supreme Court upholds the election victory following an election petition.