The ceremony to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on Mahama, is to be held on Friday 18 March, at the University of Aberdeen.
President Mahama is to have another feather added to his cap as he is set to receive an honorary degree (honoris causa) of Doctor of Law from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. The ceremony to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on Mahama will be held on Friday 18 March, at the University of Aberdeen.
The convocation ceremony would take place at the University’s Kings College. President Mahama is already billed to visit Scotland, and so will incorporate the event in his schedule.
The Deputy Academic Registrar for University of Aberdeen has also released a publication regarding the invitations as well as the dress code for the event. A form has been made available on the school website for people who would like to attend the event.
Reports from the FlagStaff House say that Mahama will leave Accra today, Wednesday, for Glasgow, Scotland where he is to meet with the First Minister of Scotland. He will also visit the Scottish Parliament where he will observe First Minister’s Question Time and address a meeting of Parliamentarians.
The President will be accompanied by his First Lady, Lordina Mahama, Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh, Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, and the Education Minister, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman.
As a matter of fact, Mahama will be the second Ghanaian leader after President Jerry John Rawlings to visit Scotland. The visit is perceived to enhance and strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries.
President Mahama who is also scheduled to meet with the Ghanaian community and address a Business Forum will have the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho act as President, as the Vice President is currently out of the country. This is in accordance with Article 60 (11) of the 1992 of Ghana’s Constitution.