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General News of Thursday, 18 July 2019


Veep leaves for Cuba and Canada for official visits

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has left Accra for Havana, Cuba, on a two-day official visit.

A statement from the office of the Vice President said Dr Bawumia will be the Special Guest of Honour at the graduation ceremony of 232 Ghanaian doctors trained at the University of Medical Sciences, Cuba.

He will also hold talks with the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel; the Vice President of Cuba, Salvador Valdes Mesa and other senior Cuban Government officials, and observe a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the African Heroes Park.

Vice President Bawumia will depart Havana on Saturday, July 20, for Vancouver, Canada to lead Ghana’s delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission, organised by the Ghana High Commission, in collaboration with the Canada Africa Strategic Investment Group Inc.

Dr Bawumia will also deliver a lecture at the Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and interact with the Ghanaian Community in Vancouver.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia returns to Accra on Wednesday, July 24.

In his absence, the Speaker of Parliament, Right Honourable Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye shall, in accordance with Article 60(11) of the Constitution, act in his stead until the arrival of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, July 18.