The President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was welcomed in a grand style at the Aflao border on Tuesday 2nd April 2017.
Thousands of people including Chiefs, opinion leaders, party faithfuls from the ruling New Patriotic Party gathered at the Ghanaian side of the border druming, singing and dancing in anticipation of the arrival of the President.
Amongst the crowd was also the Paramount Chief of Aflao, Togbe Amenya Fiti V, with some of his kinsmen who arrived few hours before the President.
At the Togolese side of the border was also another massive crowd displaying rich Togolese culture through druming, singing and dancing whiles awaiting the number one gentleman of the country.
The President was met on arrival at the Ghanaian side of the border by the Honourable Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Achibald Yao Letsa, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway – Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Allan Kwadwo Kyeremanten – Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Ambrose Dery -Minister for the Interior, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah – Minister for National Security, and members of the Regional Security Council.
The team successfully led the President to meet his Togolese counterpart, His Excellency Faure Gnasingbe, at the other side of the border.
According to a Press release signed by the Communications Director at the Presidency – Mr Eugene Arhin, the President is on an official working visit to ECOWAS countries which would afford him the opportunity to introduce himself formally as the new Ghanaian leader to the governments and peoples of these countries, explore and deepen bilateral relations with them, and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.
The visits would be in two phases with the first phase seeing the President through Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote D’Ivoire.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway (MP), and some officials of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to return to Ghana from the first phase of his tour on Sunday, 7th May, 2017.