The President of the Republic of Guinea, Professor Alpha Condé, is expected in Accra today, for a three-day State visit. President Condé will be the Special Guest at tomorrow’s 57th Independence Anniversary Parade.
The Guinean leader has been invited by President John Mahama in fulfillment of a desire to deepen existing relations with Ghana’s long-standing friendly neighbours. Ghana’s historical relations with Guinea date back to the 1950s when the two countries established diplomatic relations.
Guinea became home to Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after he was overthrown in the 1966 military coup. In Guinea, Dr. Nkrumah was elevated to the status of co-President by the late Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Touré. The widow of Guinea’s first President, Mrs. Hadja André Touré will accompany President Condé to Ghana. President Condé will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Asomdwee Park.