President John Dramani Mahama has nominated conflict resolution and peace-building consultant, Emmanuel Bombande as deputy foreign affairs minister.
Bombande, who upon parliamentary approval would be working closely under foreign affairs minister Hanna Tetteh, currently serves as the special adviser to the UN General Secretary's special representative to West Africa.
The former director of the West Africa Network for Peace (WANEP) has also been the lead mediator in many community-based mediation efforts in West Africa, served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.
READ ALSO: Security alert! 1.1 million illegal weapons in the custody of GhanaiansHe holds a Master’s degree in conflict transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA.