By: KALD| MyKuulFMonline| July 11, 2017
Some 22 ambassadors and High Commissioners have been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to man the country’s missions abroad.
Among them is the 2016 flagbearer of the People’s National Convention, Dr Edward Mahama, who has been appointed as Ghana’s Ambassador-at-large.
As Ambassador-at-large, Dr Mahama has been made a diplomat of the highest rank, with special duties, and can represent the country anywhere internationally.
At a brief but colourful ceremony at the Flagstaff House on Monday, the President presented Dr. Mahama with his letter of credence, together with 21 others.
President Akufo-Addo said the appointees who had distinguished themselves in several fields, were carefully selected as ambassadors to safeguard and promote the interest of the country outside its shores.
He has thereby advised the diplomats to guard jealously, the country’s image because they were the visible symbols of the country.
The President also reminded the envoys of the onerous responsibility of government to build a resilient economy and create decent employment for the teeming youth.
He thus, urged them to work closely with the relevant ministries to direct foreign investments into the country for the attainment of the government’s industrialization agenda.
Among the 22 new envoys is, a former Volta Regional Minister, Mr Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah, ambassador to Togo, Lawyer Joseph Ayikoi Otoo and Mr Mike Nii Nortey Oquaye Jnr, High Commissioners to Canada and India respectively.
Below is the list of ambassadors
Mrs Selma Frances Mancell-Egala – Turkey
Mr Paul Okoh – Egypt
Mrs Mercy Bampo Addo – Malta
Mr Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah – Togo
Ms Sophia Horner-Sam – Netherlands
Ms Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa –Denmark
Ms Eliabeth Salamatu Forgor – Namibia
Mr Joseph Ayikoi Otoo – Canada
Napoleon Abdulai – Cuba
Margaret Ekua Prah – Zambia
Ms Esther Dzifa Ofori – Equatorial Guinea
Prof Abena Pokua A. Busia – Brazil
Ms Paulina Patience Abayage – Italy
Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng – South Africa
Naa Bolinaa Sakaa – Burkina Faso
Mr Mike Nii Nortey Oquaye Jnr – India
Sheikh T.B Damba – Saudi Arabia
Mr William Azuma Awinador Kanyirigi – Ethiopia
Rasheed Seidu Inusah – Ambassador-at-large
Source: MyKuulFMonline.com/Graphic Online