President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed two experienced foreign service officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to lead Ghana’s diplomatic relations with Guinea and Algeria.
They are Maxwell Awiaga and Yaw Bimpong, the new Ambassadors to Guinea and Algeria respectively.
The two were sworn into office at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday, and are expected to, with their years of experience in foreign service, play the lead role in manifesting Ghana’s identity and strong values in the countries they have been assigned to.
“You are the outward manifestation of Ghana at where you are going now. So you know how to comport yourselves, I don’t need to tell you that, I can see from your backgrounds. You’ve had broad experience in the foreign service,” President Akufo-Addo told the envoys.
The President urged his appointees to work in a cordial atmosphere with their fellow foreign service officials at their assigned locations to make their duty tour a success.
“They have to feel your leadership and you are also expected to respect their expertise and capabilities. They will help you, guide you to make correct decisions in the interest of the country,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo assured the envoys of the government’s commitment to supporting them to enable them succeed in their new roles.
The President was confident in his selection of the two envoys due to their record and experience in foreign service, as well as the strong recommendations made about them.
The envoy to Guinea is expected to maintain Ghana’s cordial relations with its West African neighbour, which dates back to the early days of independence of both countries.
Mr Bimpong is also expected to work hard to maintain good relations between Ghana and Algeria, and collaborate with the North African nation to address the economic and security challenges in the region
The two pledged to work had to justify the confidence reposed in them.
BY YAW KYEI