- Prof. Gyampo has dismissed claims that the position of Ambassador-at-large is a menial position
- He's affirmed that the position is one that ranks higher than that of regular ambassadors
- He's stated that educated individuals listen to Hassan Ayariga on the issue is "regrettable"
Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, a ranking Political science lecturer of the University of Ghana (UoG), has criticized members of the public who've said that the position of Ambassador-at-large, a position recently given to Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama.
Ever since news of People's National Convention's (PNC) 2016 presidential flagbearer's appointment as ambassador-at-large went public some Ghanaians have alleged that the position is an almost meaningless one. This to the extent that Mr. Hassan Ayariga, 2016 presidential candidate for the All People's Congress (APC), has alleged that even the Presidents aide is "higher" than that of
In a Facebook post on the political science lecturer's profile, Pro. Gyampo expresses consternation at what he refers to as the "ignorance in the body of politics". According to Prof. Yaw Gyampo, regular "country-assigned" ambassadors would "shiver" if Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama - who was appointed ambassador-at-large by President Nana Akufo Addo - were to visit them.
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The UoG Political science lecturer states that Dr. Edward Mahama's appointment makes him thea "diplomat of the highest order", and that his appointment puts him in the position to advise the President of Ghana on issues that have to do with the work of all ambassadors appointed by the President.
"You need a best brain to handle this task," writes Prof. Gyampo, referring to the ambassador-at-large position.
Professor Gyampo goes on to advise commentators who are ignorant of the diplomatic position's importance to take lessons in diplomacy, adding that those who want to learn more should go to the Legon Center for International Affairs and the Center for European Studies at the University of Ghana.
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"Very "educated" people taking tutorials from Hassan Ayariga who has ignorantly described the positionas that of an errand boy is certainly regrettable," writes Professor Gyampo.
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