- President Akufo-Addo has appointed some envoys into office
- He has charged them to defend the democratic credentials of Ghana
President Akufo-Addo has confirmed four ambassadors and one High Commissioner into office, in a short ceremony in Accra.
The envoys who received their letters of credence, per the president’s account have conducted themselves well in their diverse fields, hence the appointment.
According to Nana Addo, all the appointees are eminently fit to represent Ghana in their respective places of accreditation.
The president’s appointees are: (1) Dufie Agyarko Kusi, an knowledgeable, international public servant, who is to represent Ghana in the Republic of Korea; (2) Virginia Hesse, a renowned, former, senior civil servant, who is going to Prague, the Paris of Central Europe, in the Czech Republic; (3) Francisca Ashitey-Odunton, a distinguished media practitioner, who will be Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kenya; (4) Alowe Leo Kabah, an experienced lawyer and politician, who is heading as Ambassador to the Republic of Benin; and (5) Prof. Abena Busia, an internationally celebrated academic and poet, who will be an Ambassador to the giant of South America, Brazil.
President Akufo-Addo in a short address at the Flagstaff House stated that, with their responsibility of preserving and promoting the image of the country, the appointees must strive to defend the democratic credentials of Ghana at all times.
He also urged them to demonstrate that, they represent a country which is governed by the rule of law, and respect individual liberties, human rights and uphold the principles of accountability.
“We are regarded as the beacon and standard bearer of democracy in Africa, and, recently, you are the most visible symbol of our country out there. Therefore, in all your actions you must guard jealously our country’s image. I am confident this is a charge you will uphold,” Nana Addo said.
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