The Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Ocquaye will for the second time in a week be sworn in as acting President of the republic as President Akufo-Addo leaves for an AU summit in Ethiopia Saturday.
Parliament will convene for the exercise Saturday morning.
From last Sunday up until Tuesday, the Speaker enjoyed the privilege of serving as president when both the President and his vice were out of the jurisdiction.
Mr. Akufo-Addo left for the investiture of new Liberian President Oppong Weah in Monrovia while his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is on a medical leave in the UK.
The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is now leaving the country for Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).
From there he will go to South Africa where he is expected to attend Hugh Masekela’s funeral.
He will return on January 31, 2018.
Meanwhile, former Energy Minister Kwabena Donkor has argued that the law that allows for the swearing of the speaker in absence of the Presisdent and his vice should be reconsidered.