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Ghana prepares for Mahama swearing-in
From: Ghana|Joy News|Myjoyonline.com          Published On: January 4, 2013, 14:53 GMT
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Ghana prepares for Mahama swearing-in

Independence Square will host several high profile dignitaries on Monday as Ghana swears-in President John Mahama

As the clock ticks closer to the inauguration of President-elect John Mahama, every speck is being cleaned off the seats as part of preparations for the big event on Monday.

The stage where Parliament will be extended to, the Independence Square is swamped by officials of AMA and Zoomlion who are giving the grounds a facelift with decorations.

Security officials have also been setting up the parameters for the event.

Joy News’ Francis Abban who visited the venue said there were lots of barricades being mounted with podiums also under erection.

The independence arch is being decorated with Ghana’s colours- Red, Gold Green.

Deputy Information Minister James Agyenim Boateng in an interview with Abban said over 15 Heads of State have already confirmed participation in the event.

On how the inauguration ceremony will be organised the Director of Public Affairs for Ghana’s Legislature, Jones Kugblenu said the new Speaker and his deputies will be sworn-in early Monday and House will rise.

He said Parliamentary proceedings will be extended to the Independence Square where the president and his vice will be sworn-in.

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