Parliament will sit on Saturday to swear in the Speaker, Prof Mike Ocquaye as president of Ghana, the Majority Leader has said.
The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is leaving the country for Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).
He will return on January 30, 2018.
The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu told the House “We are required to sit at 8:30 in the morning and the meeting will not last for more than an hour and a half”, Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gapko reports.
This will be the second time in a week, the Speaker is being sworn in as president.
Last Sunday, Prof Oquaye had to take the oath in an emergency sitting in Parliament when President Akufo-Addo travelled to Liberia to witness the inauguration ceremony of its new president, Geroge Weah.
In the absence of the vice president – who is in the UK on medical leave – Prof Oquaye was sworn in but handed over when the president returned to the country on Wednesday.