Mahama to visit Scottish Parliament Thursday

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, will on Thursday March 17 visit the Scottish Parliament.

The visit to Holyrood, is part of President Mahama’s wider visit to Scotland, which will include an audience with Ghanaian communities from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The President will also be presented with an honorary degree by the University of Aberdeen on Friday 18 March.

The ceremony will be attended by Aberdeen-based Ghanaians and the University’s own Ghanaian students.

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Rt. Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, who will officially welcome the President to the Parliament, said: “It will be my great pleasure to welcome His Excellency John Dramani Mahama to Holyrood as we extend the hand of friendship and seek to strengthen the economic and democratic ties between our two countries.”

During the visit, the President will also meet with the leaders of Scotland’s political parties, observe First Minister’s Question Time and address a meeting of MSPs.

This will be the second time a Ghanaian President has visited the Scottish Parliament.

In 2000, President Jerry Rawlings addressed MSPs at the Mound, the Parliament’s previous location.

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