Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned visit to Ghana has been cancelled, Starrfmonline.com has gathered.
The 92-year-old president was scheduled to visit Ghana from August 18 – 22. But sources have told Starrfmonline.com that the official visit has been called off.
Reasons for the cancellation are sketchy but sources have revealed that the cancellation was due to domestic political issues in Zimbabwe.
The oldest African leader was expected to deliver a presidential lecture at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, on the occasion of the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize.
Organizers of the event, Millennium Excellence Foundation, say the cancellation is due to reasons beyond their control.
Similarly, a grand durbar which was scheduled to take place in Kumasi on August 21 has also been postponed.
However, the Foundation says it will go ahead with the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize on Saturday, August 20 at which event nine persons including three Ghanaians, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong and Nana Kwame Bediako, are expected to be conferred with awards.
Other personalities to be awarded, include Tokyo Sexwale (South Africa), Mrs. Tabitha Karanja (Kenya), Hanson Sindowe (Zambia), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), Femi Otedola (Nigeria), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia).
The African leader, between 1955 and 1958, stayed in Ghana where he taught as a Senior High School teacher, and eventually married a Ghanaian woman who later died.
Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kobina Welsing