Aberdeen University to honour President with doctorate degree

Accra, March 18, GNA – The University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom would, on Friday, hold a special convocation to confer on President John Dramani Mahama an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (Honoris Causa).

The convocation, which would take place at the University’s Kings College, would form part of the President’s working visit to Scotland.

President Mahama, who left Accra yesterday for Glasgow, would meet with the First Minister of Scotland and visit the Scottish Parliament to observe the First Minister’s Question Time and address a meeting of Parliamentarians.

He was accompanied by the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, the Foreign Minister, Hanna S. Tetteh (MP), the Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah and the Education Minister Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman.

He would also meet with leaders of Scotland’s political parties.

President Mahama would be the second Ghanaian leader, after Former President Jerry John Rawlings, to visit Scotland.

The visit provides an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen political and economic relations.

As part of his schedule, President Mahama would meet with the Ghanaian Community and address a Business Forum.

With the Vice President on an official visit to India, the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, is acting as President, in accordance with Article 60 (11) of the 1992 Constitution.


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