President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has charged eight newly sworn-in envoys to safeguard and promote the image and interests of Ghana outside her shores.
The president gave this directive when he sworn in 8 envoys at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday.
The 8 envoys are Mr. Francis Abakah, High Commissioner to the Republic of Sierra Leone; Mr. Emmanuel Enos, Ambassador to the State of Qatar; Mr. Ernest-Burke Asare Asiedu, Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia; and Mrs. Hannah Ama Nyarko, Ambassador to the State of Israel.
The rest are Mrs. Perpetual Dufu, Ambassador to the Republic of Angola; Mr. Joseph KwakuAntwi, Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo; Alhaji Sayuti Yahaya Iddi, Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran; and Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Yahaya Iddi, Ambassador to the State of Kuwait.
Addressing the envoys, President Akufo-Addo reminded them of their threefold role – diplomatic, ceremonial and administrative, urging them to be mindful of the fact that they represent a country that, as a result of the commendable conduct of the Ghanaian people, is regarded as one of the most stable on the continent, a beacon of democracy.
“You are the chief promoters of Ghana’s commercial interests to the respective countries to which you are going. Promoting Ghana means working closely with our Ministries and Agencies at home, whose duties are to generate investment in the country,” he said.
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