posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – January 8th, 2013
The President-elect of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, swore in his office on Monday in Accra, in a solemn ceremony held in the Independence Square in the capital.
The event was attended by several Heads of State of African countries, among which were those of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Mbosogo Obiang Nguema; the Republic of Benin, Thomas Boni Yayi; the Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan; the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Eyadéma; that of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou; of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara; that of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and of Senegal, Macky Sall.
During his visit to Accra to attend the event, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also had the opportunity to conduct an official meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart, with whom he had met on last December, in Malabo, during the Summit of the ACP.
Relations between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea are in the best moment of their history, and we must not forget that the former Ghanaian President, John Atta Mills, frequently visited our country, and held numerous meetings with the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea.
The ceremony took place just a month after the elections of December 7, 2012, as is established by the constitution; during the ceremony the Vice President of the country also swore in his office, and it was attended by former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings.