- Speaker of parliament will be sworn in as acting president of Ghana
- This is due to the President's absence and the Vice President being on sick leave
Parliament of Ghana will be, for the second time in January, sworn in as acting president of Ghana.
The short swearing-in ceremony will take place on the floor of Parliament following the travels of President Akufo-Addo to 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.
The swearing-in of Prof Oquaye follows a similar emergency swearing-in ceremony which took place just a week last following the president's visit to Liberia to witness the swearing-in of George Weah.
The illness of vice president, Dr Bawumia, has also left Nana Addo with no option than to hand over administrative powers to the Speaker of Parliament.
In the wake of this development, some members of Parliament says the issue of swearing in the Speaker of Parliament is largely "disorganizing.
They are therefore calling for a clear revelation on the health status of the vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Meanwhile, the government has maintained that the vice president is doing very well at his flat in London, UK.
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