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.
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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.
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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.
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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?