President Mills To Attend AU Summit With Samia Nkrumah

The President of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills will be leaving Accra on Friday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union. A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, said the President is expected to deliver the keynote address on the theme “Boosting Intra-African Trade”. President Mills will also be the guest of honour at the unveiling of a statue of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, at the forecourt of the newly constructed AU building, the statement added. It further stated: “President Atta Mills has invited Dr. Francis Nkrumah, and Madam Samia Nkrumah, Chairperson of the CPP, to join in the unveiling of the statue in honour of their father, for the leading role he played in the African liberation struggle as well as the Pan Africanist Movement. ” The President returns home on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.