Six West Heads of State are expected to attend the inauguration on Wednesday of President John Evans Atta Mills. The ceremony will take place at the Independence Square where Parliament will convene in an open-air sitting after electing a Speaker earlier in the da
President Mills will swear Presidential Oath and the Oath of Allegiance to be administered by the Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood. The Vice President John Dramani Mahama will also be sworn in. The official delegation for the inauguration obtained by the Ghana News Agency listed the Heads of State as Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Benin and Nigeria, who is expected to be the Guest Speaker.
Other dignitaries expected are the Chairman of the African Commission, Mr Jean Ping, the Liberian Vice President, Niger Prime Minister, South African Foreign Minister, US Director of Peace Corps, a delegation from Guinea and the Governor of Delta State, Nigeria.