The African Union (AU) will honour the founder and first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, with the unveiling of a statue in Addis Ababa, for the role he played in African liberation struggle and the Pan African Movement.

In line with that, President John Evans Atta Mills, who leaves Accra today, for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 18th Ordinary
Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU, has invited Dr Francis Nkrumah and Ms Samia Nkrumah to join him at the unveiling ceremony in honour of their father.

The statue has been mounted at the forecourt of the newly constructed AU Building in Addis Ababa.

The President is expected to deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Boosting Intra-African Trade”, and also be the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony.

The President is scheduled to return to Accra on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

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