UK sends Africa Minister to attend Mahama’s inauguration

Mark Simmonds - UK Minister for Africa
Mark Simmonds – UK Minister for Africa

The UK government is sending its Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds to attend President John Mahama’s January 7, 2013 inauguration.

The ceremony will be held at the Independence Square, in Accra.

Mr Simmonds will be accompanied to the Presidential Inauguration by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Peter Jones, according to the High Commission.

This will be the Minister’s second visit to Ghana since he was appointed Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on September 5, 2012.

During his first visit  in October last year, Mr Simmonds met with the Vice President, His Excellency Amissah-Arthur, Ghana’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Chris Kpodo and other high ranking ministers, political leaders and members of the business community.

By Ekow Quandzie

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