​Ghana loses US$50m to cyber crime

​Ghana loses US$50m to cyber crime

Nigeria recorded the highest figure of US$550 million, followed by Kenya and Tanzania

A report by Kenyan-based IT firm, Serianu Limited, has revealed that the economy lost a total of US$50 million to cybercrime in 2016.

The report dubbed ‘Achieving Cyber Security Resilience: Enhancing Visibility and Increasing Awareness,’ shows that five African countries lost a combined US$895million to the menace–comprising an indirect loss of $537m and direct loss of $358m.

The breakdown of the report shows that Nigeria recorded the highest figure of US$550 million, followed by Kenya and Tanzania with US$175 million and US$85 million respectively. Ghana and Uganda also recorded US$50 million and US$35 million respectively.

The report further reveals that insider threats, which refer to fraud involving information or employee abuse of IT systems and information, are a bigger security threat compared to outsiders for African organisations.

Worryingly, the report states that mo

ons in Africa are ill-prepared to deal with information security threats.

“This is brought about by lack of sufficient budgets, lack of skilled professionals and lack of visibility within the organisation.

Security professionals are struggling to demonstrate business value to senior management because they are providing very technical operational metrics whereas business managers are looking for more business-oriented metrics.

Lack of practical regulatory guidance from industry regulators and government is leading to poorly implemented and unenforceable security controls since they are not local focused but rather copied and pasted regulations,” the Serianu report states.


It is also reported that ICT security expenditure in African countries is estimated to grow from approximately US$1.24 billion in 2015 to US$3.6 billion in 2020.

To achieve this, the Serianu report recommends that African countries need to harden their infrastructure and services to enhance the resilience of the underlying foundation and combat information security threats.

“African countries need to enhance the security competencies of technology users and ICT security practitioners. This will ensure that there is greater adoption of essential security practices among technology users and ensure that ICT security practitioners have adequate knowledge and capability in managing ICT security risks.

Given the borderless nature of cyber threats, it is important for African countries to continue working closely with international counterparts and also encourage cross-border collaboration within the continent,” the report states.

Efforts by Ghana

It is reported that a good number of private and public companies in the country are not security conscious, thereby, making them susceptible to cyber-attacks.

The websites of the Vice President of Ghana, the National Communication Authority, and the National Information Technology Agency have all been compromised by hackers recently.

It is against this background that the Ministry of Communications in 2014 drafted the Ghana National Cyber Security Policy and Strategyto serve as a roadmap for securing the country’s cyberspace as well as to boost investors’ confidence. The policy was approved by cabinet in November last year


​Key senators say they have no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretappedwww.washingtonpost.com

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Committee Vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Director of National Intelligence-designate Dan Coats testifies at his confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee joined the chorus of lawmakers stating they are not aware of any current evidence supporting President Trump’s claim that his campaign headquarters were wiretapped during the presidential election.
Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday released a joint statement with the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner (Va.), stating that they have not seen data supporting Trump’s claim.
“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” they said.
Burr and Warner are leading the Senate investigation into Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 elections to aid Trump. They are also examining alleged ties between Trump aides and Russian officials. They were joined last week and again on Wednesday by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) — leading a similar investigation in the House — who also stated that he has not seen evidence to support the president’s complaint that his offices were wiretapped during the campaign.
Nunes, who served on Trump’s transition team, declared flatly Wednesday that there was no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped while Trump was a candidate.
“I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower,” Nunes said. He added that if you are taking Trump’s tweets literally — which he advised people not to do — then “clearly the president was wrong.”
Trump admitted Wednesday night in a Fox News interview that he had no solid proof that then-President Obama ordered surveillance of  phones at Trump Tower in New York during last fall’s campaign.
Trump said he based his accusation, which he leveled March 4 in a series of tweets, on a couple of news reports referencing wiretapping generally.
“I’ve been reading about things,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Channel. Trump said that after noticing an article in the New York Times and commentary by Fox anchor Bret Baier, Trump said he told himself, “Wait a minute, there’s a lot of wiretapping being talked about.’”
In the interview with Fox host Tucker Carlson, Trump maintained that information would soon be revealed that could prove him right, but he would not explain what that information might be. He said he would be “submitting certain things” to a congressional committee investigating the matter and that he was considering speaking about the topic next week.
“I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks,” Trump said.
Tensions have flared in recent days between lawmakers and the Justice Department on the subject of Russia — especially over FBI Director James B. Comey’s approach to providing Capitol Hill with information about the bureau’s probe into Russia’s activities in the 2016 campaign.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is holding up the confirmation of deputy attorney general nominee Rod J. Rosenstein until Comey testifies before his committee on the scope of the FBI’s Russia probe. And Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism subcommittee, sent Justice Department officials a letter last week asking for evidence of any wiretapping warrants or applications. Graham threatened Wednesday to subpoena that information.
Grassley became animated in an interview Wednesday in speaking on the subject.
“It doesn’t matter whether you have a Republican or Democrat president, every time they come up here for their nomination hearing . . . I ask them, ‘Are you going to answer phone calls and our letters, and are you going to give us the documents we want?’ And every time we get a real positive ‘yes’! And then they end up being liars!” Grassley said, screaming into the phone during an interview with The Washington Post.
“It’s not if they’re treating us differently than another committee. It’s if they’re responding at all.”
The tension could break into the open Monday during a House Intelligence Committee public hearing on Russia. The hearing will feature Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency. It will provide a rare chance for lawmakers to grill the FBI director and other officials in a public setting on the allegations that Russia intervened in the campaign in an attempt to tilt it toward Trump.

Schwarzenegger for Senate?


170309_schwarzenegger_white_house_gty_1160.jpgArnold Schwarzenegger’s entry into the 2018 Senate race “would give Arnold the stage to jam Trump for the next 16 months,’’ according to one veteran GOP strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity. | Getty
SAN FRANCISCO — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — the “Terminator” action hero who made “I’ll be back” one of filmdom’s most iconic phrases — may be mulling a political comeback, according to several GOP political insiders in California.
The prospect of Schwarzenegger’s return to elected politics in a 2018 U.S. Senate run — possibly as an independent — is generating increasing buzz in state Republican circles, fueled by the former governor’s seeming ability to get under the skin of President Donald Trump on social media.
The president’s caustic tweets about Schwarzenegger, the recent host of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and their running feud has sparked talk that the intensely competitive Schwarzenegger — a seven-time Mr. Olympia world bodybuilding champ — may be interested in more than merely a verbal posedown with Trump.
His entry into the 2018 Senate race — when Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein would be 85 years old and up for reelection — “would give Arnold the stage to jam Trump for the next 16 months,’’ according to one veteran GOP strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity.
It would also enable Schwarzenegger to draw a contrast with the president on key issues, including climate change, political reform and even immigration.
Schwarzenegger spokesman Daniel Ketchell did not rule out a possible Senate run when asked to respond to the speculation.
“Right now Gov. Schwarzenegger’s focus is on using his platform to bring some sensibility and coherency to Washington by fighting for redistricting reform, like we did in California,’’ Ketchell told POLITICO via email Thursday. “We are keeping all of our options open as far as how we can accomplish that.”
Schwarzenegger, who as governor pursued political reforms including the “top two” primary system and a redistricting commission, has recently launched a major drive to end gerrymandering, a tradition he argues has benefited only partisan politics and gridlock — not the voters.
On Facebook,Schwarzenegger has taken both parties to task on the issue, warning that “Republicans and Democrats are incredibly skilled at screwing over the voters — and keeping them in the dark about their trickery.”
The attacks on both major parties is leading some to suggest Schwarzenegger, a lifelong Republican, may be eyeing a future role as an independent candidate.
Longtime California politics watchers say a Schwarzenegger return to the political stage would be riveting — and is entirely plausible.
As a candidate, “he would become an instant player,’’ not only on political reform but also on his signature issue of “cap and trade and climate change,’’ said political analyst David McCuan of Sonoma State University. “[Schwarzenegger is] someone who could play a huge role if Republicans wanted any hope of having relevance in California.’’
Republicans currently lag Democrats by nearly 20 percentage points in voter registration in the state, having lost ground since Schwarzenegger held office from 2003 to 2011.
McCuan notes that, more than a decade before Trump’s presidential run, it was Schwarzenegger’s shocking 2003 recall victory in California — as a political outsider who issued a call to “Sweep Sacramento Clean’’ — that served as a template for political revolution.
“He was going to “Drain the Swamp” before Trump even had that language,’’ McCuan said.
But Schwarzenegger supported Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the Republican presidential primary and refused to vote for Trump in the general election. Trump returned the favor in January by mocking Schwarzenegger after the new “Apprentice” show debuted in early January, tweeting that it “got swamped” in the ratings.
The two have continued their running feud since then, with Schwarzenegger criticizing Trump for bypassing former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado for agriculture secretary and knocking Scott Pruitt, Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, for leaving open the possibility that the administration could undermine California’s vehicle emission standards.
Schwarzenegger also ripped the president’s initial executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, calling aspects of its implementation “crazy.”
Last weekend, it was Trump’s turn to respond. In the same tweetstorm in which he accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones, Trump took a shot at Schwarzenegger.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show,” the president tweeted.
Bill Whalen, who served as speechwriter and strategist for former Gov. Pete Wilson, described a political climate in which Trump and Schwarzenegger would both disrupt and “feed off each other.”
For the president, he noted, tweeting about Schwarzenegger usually sends the media off on a distracted goose chase that draws attention away from more serious inquiries like Russia connections. For Schwarzenegger, the president’s attention “gives him relevance.”
But Whalen noted that a Schwarzenegger Senate run would have its own hurdles. “First, he’d have to get past Dianne Feinstein,’’ he said, noting that the challenges would be greater for an independent candidate under the top-two primary system that Schwarzenegger himself backed.
Veteran GOP political consultant Luis Alvarado, founder of California-based Luis Alvarado Public Affairs Consulting — and a strong #NeverTrump Republican voice leading up to the election — says the timing might be right for a Schwarzenegger political move.
“In politics after Donald Trump, nothing is crazy any longer. We’re in the third dimension here,’’ he said. “Arnold Schwarzenegger, who actually has more political experience than Trump, would certainly seem to fit a mold to what some of the electorate would find attractive.”
And the so-called Governator’s return to politics would be seen by many Republicans as “almost like a silver bullet” to counter the president, Alvarado said.
“Donald Trump has had the ability to manipulate all the news and cameras to him, and Arnold Schwarzenegger would be like kryptonite, or an anti-matter device, that would somehow restore balance in this universe of madness.”

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upholds President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment

Photo Park Geun-hye refused to testify in the impeachment trial. Wikimedia Commons: Korean Culture and Information Service
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, removing her from office over a graft scandal involving big business that has gripped the country for months.
She becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. 
A presidential election will be held in 60 days, according to the constitution.
More to come.

    How to Use a Flash Drive as RAM

    By: Lucinda Watrous

    If your computer seems slow, and you have already gone through making sure there are no viruses, spyware or adware on the system, it may be because your system needs more RAM. RAM is the short-term memory of the computer. It works with the processor to multi-task. RAM can easily be added to your system if you are not already at maximum capacity for your motherboard, and you have available slots. However, RAM can get expensive, and even after you max out your motherboard you may need more. Using a flash drive as RAM is a quick, easy and cheaper way to increase system memory.


    A flash drive can add available RAM to your computer.


    Insert your flash drive into a USB port. If you have auto-play enabled, there should be an option in the menu that appears that says, “Speed Up My System” that will allow you to enable ReadyBoost.


    Click the “ReadyBoost” tab.


    To use the entire flash drive to increase RAM, click “Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost.”


    To use less than the entire flash drive for ReadyBoost, click “Use this device” and move the slider to the amount of space you would like to use.


    Click “OK.”


    Right click the drive letter, and choose properties.


    Look for the ReadyBoost Tab, and select it.


    Look for the option to enable the flash drive as RAM, and allocate the amount of space on the drive you wish to use as RAM. Remember, most systems max out at 4GB RAM. So if you have a drive larger than that, or 2GB RAM already, you need to remember this limitation so as to prevent damage to your system.

    Ashanti Region gears up for 4-day funeral rite of revered queen

    Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | GN

    The final funeral rites of the longest-serving queen of the Ashanti Kingdom, Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem, has commenced at the Manhyia Palace, Monday.

    The 4-day ceremony which started at midnight on Sunday includes the performance of a number of rituals at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, before her interment on Thursday.

    The queen’s body is expected to lie in state at the Manhyia Palace until burial on Thursday.

    Today, Monday, January 16, all the Chiefs in the Asante Kingdom will file past the body of the queen to pay their last respect until 11 am.

    After 11 am, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will file past his mother’s body after which he will receive commiserations from sympathisers.

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, Kings and Chiefs outside the Asante Kingdom are expected to file past the body of the queen.

    The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, the former Presidents, Ministers, Government officials and other dignitaries are also scheduled to file past the queen’s body on Tuesday.

    Dignitaries from Swaziland, Seychelles, Là Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and other countries are also expected to file past the queen on Wednesday.

    At 11:00 am on Thursday, the queen’s body will be taken to St. Cyprians Anglican Church for a Burial Mass.

    Only accredited person will be allowed in the Church Auditorium.

    A giant screen mounted at Jubilee Park will display events at the church auditorium for the general public.

    After the church ceremony, the queen’s body will be marched through designated streets to Bantama for a wreath-laying ceremony.

    The body will then be taken to Breman for burial.

    Meanwhile, the Manhyia Palace has directed inhabitants of Kumasi and its environs to stay indoors especially on the night of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday.

    However, a statement signed by the Asantehene’s Chief of Staff, Kofi Badu, utility and essential service providers – the Electricity Company of Ghana, the Ghana Water Company and personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service – are exempt.

    Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s mother passed away at her palace in November last year.

    She passed away at the age of 111 years.

    Asantehemaa’s Funeral: Essential service providers exempted from ban on movement

    Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | NSA

    The Manhyia Palace has revised a directive on the movement of people on the burial of the Asantehemaa, Nana Serwaa Kobi-Ampem.

    An earlier order which required that residents stay indoors on from 8:00PM on Thursday, January 19 to 4:00AM on Friday, January 20, will not apply to essential service providers.

    A statement released by the Palace said workers of the Electricity of Ghana, the Ghana Water Company Limited as well as officers from the Ghana Fire Service are “…excluded from any restriction of movement and are to be allowed to perform their duties without any hindrance on the night of Thursday, 19th January, 2017.”

    Funeral arrangements for the late queen mother will start on Monday, January 16, 2017, with the laying in state of the body.

    Burial is expected to take place from the night of Wednesday to the early hours of Thursday.

    ​”Pesticide levels in soft drinks too high”            NEW DELHI                        AUGUST 03,2006.                    UPDATED: JANUARY 04, 2017 

    New study indicates pesticides 24 times higher than Bureau of Indian Standards norms

    “The levels in some samples exceeded the BIS standards by 140 times for the deadly pesticide Lindane, a confirmed carcinogen” “Heptachlor, banned in India, was found in 71 per cent of the samples, at levels four times higher than BIS standards” “

    The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Wednesday came out with a new report on the levels of pesticides in soft drinks available in the market.

    The report indicated the presence of an average of three to five different pesticides in all the samples, 24 times higher than the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) norms, which have been finalised but not yet notified.

    The latest CSE study is based on tests conducted on 57 samples of 11 soft drink brands from 25 different manufacturing plants of Coca-Cola and Pepsico, spread over 12 States.

    The levels in some samples for instance, Coca-Cola bought in Kolkata exceeded the BIS standards by 140 times for the deadly pesticide Lindane, a confirmed carcinogen.

    Similarly, a Coca-Cola sample manufactured in Thane contained 200 times more of the neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos, than the BIS standard, said Sunita Narain of CSE releasing the report here.

    Three years after the centre released its first findings on pesticide residue in soft drinks, the new study shows that nothing much has changed and soft drinks remain unsafe and unhealthy. Even the directions given by the Joint Parliamentary Committee have been disregarded: standards for safety have been finalised but blocked because of opposition by the companies, Ms. Narain alleged.

    In 2003, the average level of pesticide residue in samples from Delhi was 34 times above the same BIS standard, but this time the CSE has found pesticide residue as high as 52 times in bottles brought in Kolkata and 42 times in bottles bought in Nainital and Gorakhpur. Similarly, bottles bought in Mumbai, manufactured in Thane and Nagpur, allegedly had residue 34 times above the BIS standard.

    Heptachlor, banned in India, was allegedly found in 71 per cent of the samples, at levels four times higher than BIS standards.

    The average amount of pesticide residue found in all the samples was 11.85 parts per billion (ppb) or 24 times higher than the BIS standards for total pesticides in soft drinks (0.5 ppb). Pepsi Cola contained 30 times higher residue on an average, while Coca-Cola contained 27 times higher than average.

    Endorsed by JPC

    The current study was conducted by the same Pollution Monitoring Laboratory of CSE that had tested the samples in 2003, and the methodology was endorsed by the JPC despite doubts raised by the cola companies over the veracity of the tests. This time further improvements had been made, and the laboratory now had ISO 9001:2000 quality management system accreditation and it was equipped with state-of-the-art GS-MS equipment, Ms. Narain said.

    In February 2004, confirming the unsafe levels of pesticides in soft drinks, the JPC had directed the Government to set standards for these residues in the products. Since then, BIS has, in its sectional committee, met over 20 times to deliberate on the standards, and in October 2005 the standards were finalised.

    Ms. Narain alleged that the final standards were being opposed by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on the ground that more research needed to be done. In this respect, she quoted a letter written by the Union Health Secretary to his counterpart in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The letter was written on March 29, 2006 the day the standards were to be formally finalised. The standards were finalised, but not notified, Ms. Narain said.

    ​update: Akufo-Addo sworn in as president


    Other heads of state will do same.

    The First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Second Lady; Samira Bawumia and other dignitaries shake hands with President Akufo-Addo.


    He prays for good health for the president and the very best for Ghana.

    He concluded by reiterating his best wishes to Akufo-Addo. He thanked the people of Ghana for receiving citizens of Cote D’Ivoire during difficult times.

    He appealed to the political leaders as well as the citizenry to support president Akufo-Addo as he takes over as president.

    “Indeed, with democracy there is no peace and without peace there is no sustainable development.”

    He recounted the pleasant relationship they have had, adding that he is pleased with what they have achieved together for the consolidation of peace and security.

    He said the people of ECOWAS will always be indebted to you for the important work he accomplished as chairperson of ECOWAS.

    Preisdent of Cote d’Ivoire delivering his speech

    “Long live Ghana, long live ECOWAS, Long live Africa.”

    On behalf of the authority on heads of states and governments of COWAS we congratulate you, your vice president and the people of Ghana.

    She looks forward to hosting Akufo Addo in may to Liberia in May when the heads of states summit will be held.

    “We applaud your long time working commitment to peace and democracy.”

    Madam Sirleaf says ECOWAS has no doubt that you continue the actions that makes Ghana a peaceful country.

    “We welcome you to ECOWAS and look forward to the contributions you will bring to our discussions

    “Actors may change from time to time, but the spirit of unity and peace of ECOWAS remains alive.”

    “You Ghanaians make us proud,” she said.

    She commended the Electoral Commission and all stakeholders for conducting preaceful, fair and transparent elections.

    Congratulated President Mahama for his show of statesmanship and reminded him that he has a lot more to do even out of power.

    “Thank you for demonstrating to all that indeed there is life after power,” she said.


    President of Liberia and head of ECOWAS, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivering a goodwill message on behalf of ECOWAS.


    Speech ends. Akufo-Addo walks back to sit on the presidential throne.

    Thank you all for making me president and may God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.

    Our nation will work when the marginalised and catered for and treated with respect.

    There will be discipline for all and not just some.

    I see exciting times ahead. The rule of all will be apllicable to all and not jsut some.

    I assure you who that i will advance my conviction with civility. I will call for responsiblity. this is my solemn pledge.

    “I ask you to be responsible citizens not spectators,” Akufo-Addo

    It is time to dream again. We must create wealth ad restore happiness to our nation.

    He reiterates that his governement will reduce taxes.

    Ghana is open for business again, he said

    President Akufo-Addo says he will protect the public purse.

    He said public service is just that, service, and not an avenue for making money.


    Akufo-Addo promises not to left the people of Ghana down as he takes over the affairs of the state.

    Akufo-Addo commends ex president Mahama’s show of statesmanship when he conceeded defeat. He wished Mr Mahama and his family well.


    “This is the day the Lord ahs made and we will rejoice in it,” President Akufo-Addo.


    Akufo-Addo delivering his first speech as president.


    The 21 gun salut by the military taking place to welcome the Commander in Chief. This is done by the military as way of showing their allegiance to the new president.


    Akufo-Addo takes the oath of allegiance. He is led by Chief Justice Theodora Wood.


    Dr Bawumia signing the book of oath. The book serves as evidence that he is vice president. The Chief Justice will also sign the book to give validity to the oath.


    Dr Bawumia taking his oath of office. He is led by the Chief Justice.


    Speaker invites Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood to administer the oath of office for vice-president-elect Dr Mahamadu Bawumia.


    Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye is calling Parliament to order after he suspended the House last night. He will announce the dignitaries present and then the real event will begin.


    Akufo-Addo takes his seat right beside the presidential stool. He will seat on the presidential stool after he is sworn in as president.


    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has arrived with his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo

    President of Nigeria Mahamudu Buhari is also at the Square.


    Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia and his wife, Samira Bawumia have arrived at the Square.


    Newly elected speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye has arrived at the Black Star Square.

    Ex President John Dramani Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama as well as ex vice president Kwesi Amissah Arthur and his wife, Matilda Amissah Arthur are all present at the grounds.

    Former presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor together with their spouses are also seated.

    Hundreds of people are expected at the Black Star Square for the official investiture of Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Saturday.

    The event will feature parades and cultural display performed before the crowd that would be made up of some African heads of state and Presidents from some European countries.

    Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in by the Chief Justice, Theodora Georgina Wood as required by Ghana’s Constitution.

    President-elects are expected to be sworn in by January 7, a month after the nation’s general elections on December 7.

    So far, 15 heads of state have arrived to grace the occasion, among them are presidents from Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Zambia, Liberia, Equitorial Guinea, Togo.

    There will also be representatives from 13 states across the world in the country to witness Akufo-Addo’s investiture.

    President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouatara, who is a special guest to the ceremony arrived about 30 minutes ago.

    The Inauguration Day schedule is below: