President swears in new envoys

President Akufo-Addo(middle) and Vice President Bawumia(fourth from left) with the  new ambassadors

President Akufo-Addo(middle) and Vice President Bawumia(fourth from left) with the new ambassadors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday swore in five new Ambassadors with a charge to them to pursue economic diplomacy to promote national economic development.
The envoys who received their Letters of Credence from the President are  Mrs Dufie Agyarko Kusi, an experienced public servant, heading to Korea; Madam Virginia Hesse, a retired senior civil servant, who is going to Prague, Czech Republic, and Mrs Francisca Ashitey-Odunton, Deputy Director-General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, who is for Kenya.
The others are Mr Alowe Leo Kabah, a lawyer, Benin; and Professor Abena Busia, academic and poet, Brazil.

Swearing them in at the Flagstaff House in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said the five had distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and deserved to represent Ghana in their respective places of accreditation.
He reminded them to preserve and promote the image of Ghana with their lifestyles and prosecute a foreign relations agenda that is people-centred.
“You 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, which is a functioning democracy, governed by the rule of law, and respect for individual liberties, human rights and the principles of democratic accountability.

“We are regarded as the beacon and standard bearer of democracy in Africa, and, recently, in April, according to the reputable RMB Global Markets Research, the fourth best place to invest and do business in on the African continent. You are the most visible symbol of our country out there, and in all your actions you must guard jealously our country’s image. I am confident this is a charge you will uphold,” the President said.
President Akufo-Addo urged the envoys to market government’s flagship programmes, the One District, One Factory; the One Village, One Dam; and the Planting for Food and Jobs, to draw the needed investments.
This, he said, would make the interventions successful to enable the creation of jobs and rapid development of the economy.
“We are determined to create the appropriate macroeconomic environment which will attract domestic and foreign investment into these, the real sectors of our economy. You have to help in that exercise,” he said.

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