General News of Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, will give a speech tonight, Wednesday, July 12, ahead of an event organised by policy think-tank IMANI Africa.
The speech, which will be delivered from the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, will be live on radio from 6:30pm and online at http://tunein.com/citi973.
Doris Leuthard’s address will precede a panel discussion on the theme “Governance in the age of social media”.
The event will also feature contributions from the Vice President of IMANI, Kofi Bentil and Jemima Nunoo, a senior lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Interested persons can also follow IMANI on Facebook at Imani Center for Policy and Education and on Twitter @imaniafr. with the hashtag #ImaniSwissEvent.
About Swiss President Doris Leuthard
The 53-year-old studied law at the University of Zurich, and became a partner in a law firm before entering parliament as an MP for the canton of Aargau in 1999.
She is currently the longest-serving member of the current Federal Council
In 2010, Leuthard became the third woman in Swiss history to become President and the first from the Swiss-German region. She also speaks French, Italian and English.