President John Mahama of Ghana will on January 7 hand over the reins of power to Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected last December.
Many African leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will be attending the inauguration.
Mr. Buhari will leave Abuja for Accra on Saturday morning.
The Nigerian leader will join other Heads of State and Government to witness the swearing-in of Mr. Akufo-Addo and his Vice President–elect, Mahamudu Bawumia.
President Buhari had congratulated Ghanaians on the peaceful elections and orderly transfer of power from an incumbent to an opposition candidate.
He also commended out-going President John Dramani Mahama for his maturity and statesmanship.
Mr. Buhari is expected to return to Abuja at the end of the ceremony.