- President John Mahama will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Aberdeen on Friday, March 18
- The President is currently on a working visit to Scotland where he is expected to meet with the First Minister of Scotland, and visit the Scottish Parliament
- President Mahama will also interact with the Ghanaian community and address a Business Forum
The University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom will hold a special convocation to confer an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on President John Mahama, on Friday, March 18. The ceremony will be joined by Aberdeen-based Ghanaians and the University’s own Ghanaian students.
According to a statement issued by the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau, the convocation will take place at the University’s Kings College. It will form part of the President’s working visit to Scotland.
President Mahama left Accra Wednesday for Glasgow to meet with the First Minister of Scotland. He will the visit the Scottish parliament on 17 March 2016. The Scottish Parliament’s Chief Officer Rt. Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, who will publicly welcome the President Jhon Mahma to the Parliament, said: “It will be my countless pleasure to welcome His Excellency president John Mahama to Holyrood as we spread the hand of friendship and pursue to strengthen the financial and independent ties between our two nations.”
The President is accompanied, by the First Lady, Lordina Dramani Mahama, Foreign Minister Hanna S. Tetteh (MP), Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah and the Education Minister, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman.
President Mahama becomes the second Ghanaian President to visit Scotland after President Jerry John Rawlings. The visit provides an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen political and economic relations, the statement said.
President Mahama will also interact with the Ghanaian community and address a Business Forum.