The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho will be sworn in as acting President of the Republic of Ghana on Thursday by the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Woode following plans by the President, John Dramani Mahama to travel to Mali tomorrow for the country’s Presidential Inauguration.
The planned swearing of the Speaker as acting President has become necessary .
Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, who should have stepped in as the interim President, has also traveled to the UK, thus necessitating the planned swearing of Doe Adjaho as acting President, who is the third in the line of succession to the Ghanaian Presidency.
Find below the full statement from the presidency
ABSENCE FROM GHANA
In accordance with article 59 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana, I write to inform you that I shall visit the Republic of Mali on Thursday, 19 September 2013 to witness the swearing in of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
During my absence from Ghana the Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament shall in accordance with article 60, clause 11 of the constitution act in my step because His Excellency the Vice President will also be away from Ghana on an official assignment.