President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially sworn in 6 new appointees during a short ceremony at the Jubilee House.
On Wednesday June 14, the president endorsed the said appointees by conferring to them their accreditation letters.
He explained that the 6 appointees have been selected to serve as Ambassadors for Ghana and High Commissioners.
According to him, the selected individuals have reached the peak of their respective careers and have demonstrated a great level of commitment to Ghana through their respective public service careers.
The new appointees with their positions are as follows;
H.E. Mr. Samuel Yao Kumah – High Commissioner to Australia
H.E. Ms. Doris Adzo Denyo Brese – Ambassador to the Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Habib Idris – Ambassador to Kuwait
H.E. Mr. Kingsford Amoako – Ambassador to Liberia
H.E. Mr. Mark Michael Entsie – Ambassador to Libya
H.E. Mr. Alex Owiredu Adu – Ambassador to Niger
In light of the government’s Ghana Cares Obaatanpa program’s commencement in 2021, President Akufo-Addo stressed the importance of these appointments. The goal of this program is to revive the Ghanaian economy through a number of efforts, including commercial farming support, the growth of the manufacturing and digital economy sectors, the advancement of digitalization, job creation, and improving chances for vulnerable groups.
The President advised the envoys to become familiar with these goals since they are essential for luring foreign investment and boosting the Ghanaian economy.
President Akufo-Addo also urged the envoys to work with the governments of their various host countries to address shared problems like armed conflicts, terrorism, climate change, and illegal financial outflows from Africa. He also stressed the value of enhancing Ghana’s reputation as a sound democracy with respect for the rule of law, individual freedoms, and democratic accountability.
In conclusion, President Akufo-Addo emphasized the appointment of five Career Diplomats as High Commissioners and Ambassadors, highlighting their critical role in furthering Ghana’s economic agenda, fostering bilateral collaboration, and maintaining Ghana’s strong worldwide reputation.