President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will take one-week leave as part of his annual leave of absence beginning Thursday, June 11, 2019.
According to a statement from the Presidency, Akufo-Addo will take the leave after his trips to Niger and France.
He left Ghana for Niger on Saturday where he led the country’s delegation to the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union to officially launch the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
From Niger, Akufo-Addo will leave for France later on Monday to begin a 3-day official visit to that country.
The trip to France is upon the invitation of French President, Emmanuel Macron.
In addition to holding bilateral talks with President Macron, aimed at deepening the ties of co-operation and bonds of friendship between the two countries, President Akufo-Addo will meet with members of the Ghanaian community; deliver an address at the France-Ghana Business Forum; visit the Port of Marseille; and hold meetings with French multinational companies such as Total and Société Générale.
Following that official visit, the president will commence his leave while the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.
It is unclear if the president will spend the holidays in France.
Akufo-Addo is expected to return to Ghana on July 18, 2019.
President Akufo-Addo in May 2018, took his first annual leave since assuming office in January 2017.
He spent the week-long vacation in the United Kingdom.