…swears in Ayorkor Botchwey

Ms. Ayorkor Botchway receiving the instrument of office from President Akufo-Addo

Ms. Ayorkor Botchway receiving the instrument of office from President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has sworn into office the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

He swore her in at a short ceremony held at Ghana’s embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The president had earlier on Friday, sworn into office 12 out of 13 ministers whose nominations were approved by Parliament.

Madam Ayorkor Botchwey, who was outside the country at the time of the swearing-in ceremony had to be sworn in separately in Ethiopia where she was representing Ghana at a meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in preparation for the AU summit from January 29-31, 2017.

According to a statement from the Presidency, Nana Akufo-Addo who arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Saturday, prior to the commencement of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly on Monday, attend a retreat for the Heads of States yesterday, January 29, 2017 immediately after a breakfast meeting with the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to return home on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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