President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday at the invitation of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, visited Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago situated between continental Norway and the North Pole.
He was there to witness the deposit of some 60,000 new seed samples into the Svalbard Seed Vault.
The Svalbard seed vault is an attempt to ensure against the loss of seeds in other gene-banks during large-scale regional or global crises.
Tuesday’s deposit is the first big deposit to the Arctic facility since its upgrade, to future-proof it against climate change, taking the total number of seeds in the vault to more than a million.
For President Akufo-Addo who is used to wearing a suit or many of his African fabrics, a photo of him in a winter jacket has gotten social media talking.
In a picture, the Ghanaian president is all suited for the weather in the company of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano.