President John Mahama has said he wishes to be addressed as Mr Mahama rather than Dr Mahama, even though the University of Aberdeen recently conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) (Honoris Causa) degree on him during his official visit to Scotland.
It is indeed a great honour, but I wish to remain & be addressed as Mr. John Dramani Mahama and not Dr. Mahama. Thanks.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) March 19, 2016
The convocation took place at the University’s Kings College and formed part of the president’s working visit to Scotland. In a tweet, however, Mr Mahama said he is OK with the title Mr rather than Dr.
President Mahama left Accra Wednesday March 16, 2016 for Glasgow, to meet with the First Minister of Scotland and visit the Scottish parliament where he observed First Minister’s Question Time and addressed a meeting of parliamentarians.
Pro-gay Minority Scottish MPs boycotted his speech in protest to Ghana’s anti-gay laws.
Accompanied by the first lady, Lordina Mahama, Foreign Minister Hanna S. Tetteh (MP), Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah and Education Minister Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, President Mahama also met leaders of Scotland’s political parties.
President Mahama is the second Ghanaian leader after President Jerry John Rawlings to visit Scotland. The visit provided an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen political and economic relations.
As part of his itenerary, President Mahama also met the Ghanaian community and addressed a business forum.