Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mills sworn-in as President

– Professor John Evans Atta Mills was on Wednesday sworn in as President of Ghana for a four-year first term following his victory in the December Presidential election.
     Wearing a rich kente cloth with a jumper underneath, he took the Presidential Oath and the Oath of Allegiance administered by the Chief
Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood.     He swore on the Bible.
     Vice President John Dramani Mahama, dressed in white flowing "agbada",
also took the oath of office. He took the oath of the Vice President and the Oath of Allegiance.  He also swore on the Bible.
     They then signed the oaths they swore.
     The ceremony took place at the Independence Square, which was turned into an open air Parliament. The function was attended by thousands of people from all walks of life.     Several West African Heads of State and dignitaries from several countries also attended the swearing-in.

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