For the 7th time, Ghana will be swearing in a new president who for the next 4 years, will run the affairs of the country, hopefully to a better destination until the next leader takes the mantle.
One aspect of the inaugural ceremony that is of interest to many is usually the outfit the president-elect wears on the day; it has to be simple yet carry an air of sophistication, traditional and representative of the origin of the fellow.
While the country and the rest of the world eagerly await the swearing in of the president-elect of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo on Saturday, here is a look at what previous presidents of Ghana wore to their inaugurations.
In 1993, Ft. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings who was Ghana's maiden constitutionally elected president of Ghana, wore a green satin shirt and a colourful kente cloth to match. This look identified with the people from the Volta Region the most.
In 1997, former president Rawlings won a second term as president and this time, wore a white shirt with a colourful kente cloth.
When former president Kufuor won the 2000 general election, the outfit he wore for his January 7, 2001 inauguration was much expected. He was dressed in a colourful kente cloth, just like the Ashanti he is.
For his second inauguration, he again wore a kente cloth only a different colour this time.
Just like his predecessor and boss, former president Evans Atta Mills wore a white shirt and a beautiful kente cloth over it to match for his 2009 January 7 swearing in.
President Mahama was the only president who attended his inauguration in a an all white three piece traditional outfit that depicted his Northern origin. He was sworn in on the 7th of January 2012.
What do you think president-elect Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo will wear to his inauguration on the 7th of January, 2017?