Colour & tradition meets politics as Ghana swears in President
An event that was largely billed to be political, had a deep touch of colour and tradition as Ghana’s new president took his oath of office after winning polls in December last year.
The Black Star square in Ghana’s capital, Accra, was the venue of the swearing-in ceremony for Ghana’s new president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice-president, Mahamudu Bawumia.
Akufo-Addo led the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7 polls, defeating the then incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A large number of people converged from all walks of life to witness the event. From former presidents across the continent, top diplomats and government representatives and ordinary members of the Ghanaian public not to forget the media.
We present a series of colourful pictures from the ceremony.