- Vice president Bawumia is to land in Ghana by close of the week after his short medical leave
- His health records are expected to be released to the public
The presidency has confirmed that the vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will be arriving in Ghana by close of the week.
Speaking to journalists at the Flagstaff House, the director of communications at the Flagstaff House, Eugene Arhin, stated that all indications point to the certainty that the vice president will be in Ghana before Sunday, February 4th.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported of how the vice president was seen on the streets of London with his wife, Samira Bawumia - a move described by some as a tactic to discount claims that the vice president was suffering a serious medical condition.
“As has been said, definitely, he is due to return by the end of this week so whatever be the case, if there is any information as to his return, definitely; as we have put out in a statement by the Chief of Staff, whatever information that is agreed upon, you will get to know,” Mr. Arhin stated.
Meanwhile, the medical leave of the vice president has led some members of parliament to make the case for the health status of public office holders to be made known.
Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, says such calls are legitimate and that the report from Bawumia’s doctors will be made open to the public.
The medical leave of Bawumia raises concern over the high rate of medical leave especially among political leaders in Ghana and Africa.
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