Mills to go on annual leave
President John Evans Atta Mills would early this month go on an annual leave, and spend about three weeks to “cool off,” the Ghana News Agency has learned.
Part of the holidays would be spent in Ghana and the rest with relatives and family in the United States of America, Mr Koku Anyidoho, Head of Communications said at the week-end.
In an interaction with members of the Presidential Press Corps, at the Osu Castle in Accra, Mr Anyidoho said it was only fitting and proper for the President to take some rest after working very hard for the past one and half years.
Mr Anyidoho explained that the leave of the President was nothing out of place, and it follows similar rest periods for the other arms of government as the Legislature and the Judiciary, who take similar annual recess.
“The President has worked very hard to keep the ‘Better Ghana’ programme on course, and his absence would have no negative impact on the governance process, since all the structures are working. Government machinery will in no way come to a halt, without the physical presence of the President,” Mr Anyidoho said.
He commended the Corps for their extensive coverage of the 15th African Union Heads of States Summit in Kampala, Uganda last week.
He urged them to be on top of issues for a better communication of matters concerning the Presidency and the Government in general to the people.