Ghanaians, yesterday, received one of the best news to ever come out of Africa Union, (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The pleasant news is that Ghana’s own Ambassador Kwasi Quartey, has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the AU.
The news, which broke following a tweet by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, who is also attending the AU Summit, filled many hearts with joy.
Although Ghanaians have attained greater heights in international public service, Ambassador Quartey’s appointment is a testimony to the quality of the human resource at the disposal of the country.
Ghanaians have every right to rejoice over the appointment because this is the first time in recent memory that a Ghanaian is going to occupy such a high position at the AU Secretariat.
Ambassador Quartey is following the trailblazers like Kofi Annan, Mohammed Ibn Chambas and many more Ghanaians before them.
The position, which is a four-year term, is one of the prestigious offices that anyone can hold at the continental body, which is normally headed by a chairman.
The Times will like to join Ghanaians to congratulate Mr. Quartey, who is regarded as an astute diplomat.
A former secretary to former President John Mahama, he has to battle with other contestants for the position, but because of his pedigree and the weight put behind him by the country as well as the support from friendly countries, he emerged successful.
The astute diplomat’s success does not come as a surprise. It has rather made us proud that another Ghanaian has stepped into a prestigious office of the continental body as the Deputy Chair.
We are confident that with such a rich experience, Ambassador Quartey will walk into the new job equipped with knowledge to perform and distinguish himself in it.
We trust that the whole country would continue to support him as he assumes the position in Addis Ababa.
Ghanaians wish him well and have no doubt that he would perform creditably to raise the image and the flag of Ghana very high.
We are indeed proud of Ambassador Quartey for his achievement.
We say Ayeeko!