The President of the Republic of Guinea, H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, will arrive in Accra Wednesday, for a three-day State visit to Ghana.
President Condé will be the Special Guest at Ghana’s 57th Independence Anniversary Parade on Thursday, March 6.
The Guinean leader has been invited by President John Mahama to Ghana’s Independence Anniversary in fulfilment of a desire to deepen existing relations with Ghana’s long-standing friendly neighbours, a statement by the presidency explained.
Ghana’s historical relations with Guinea go back to the 1950s when the two countries established diplomatic relations. Guinea became home to Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after he was overthrown in the 1966 military coup.
In Guinea, Dr. Nkrumah was elevated to the status of co-President of Guinea by the late Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Touré. The widow of Guinea’s first President, Mrs. Hadja André Touré will be accompanying President Condé to Ghana.
President Mahama and his Guinean counterpart will co-host a seminar on the Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) on Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre as a follow-up to their recent meetings on responsible mining at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
President Mahama will also take his guests on a tour of the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam and a pineapple plantation. The occasion is also expected to be used in connecting Ghanaian business owners in the agriculture, tourism, energy and mining sectors with Guinea government officials and business executives.
President Condé will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Asomdwee Park.