Ghanaian President arrives to 21-gun salute

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo arrived in Guyana early Tuesday morning to a 21-gun salute at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

He is here for a whirlwind State Visit. During the day, apart from visits to key sites, he will be conferred with the Order of Excellence, the country’s Highest National Award, which was previously awarded to non-Guyanese, including Brazil’s Lula.

President David Granger and Mr Akufa-Addo stand for the military salute at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. (Keno George/Department of Public Information photo)

At State House on Tuesday, Mr Akufo-Addo and President David Granger will witness the signing of bilateral agreements for cooperation in a number of areas.

On his arrival, via a chartered flight, Mr Akufo-Addo was welcomed by President David Granger. Afterwards, he inspected a military guard of honour.

The Ghanian President inspects the military guard in his honour at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. (Keno George/Department of Public Information photo)

The Prime Minister and a long line of ministers were on hand to meet the Ghanaian President. At the end of the line were former Minister of State Joseph Harmon and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.

The Ghanaian President begins his activities on Tuesday by lay a floral tribute at the Non-Aligned Monument on Avenue of the Republic, just opposite the St George’s Cathedral. The monument was constructed in honour of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, including then Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah.

Next, Mr Akufo-Addo will lay a floral tribute at the 1763 Monument at the Square of the Revolution. There, he will be escorted by Vincent Alexander, chairman of the International Decade of People of African Descent Assembly.

Among his other activities is a visit to Demerara Distillers Limited and Banks DIH Limited. He will also meet with Ghanaian living in Guyana and representatives of African organisations.

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