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Nana Bediatuo Asante: Executive Secretary to President Akufo-Addo appointed Ambassador-at-Large

At a ceremony held at the Jubilee House, Nana Bediatuo Asante who has been the President’s Executive Secretary since 2017—was officially appointed to his new position.

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Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Executive Secretary to President Akufo-Addo has been appointed as an Ambassador-at-Large.

At a ceremony held at the Jubilee House, Nana Bediatuo Asante who has been the President’s Executive Secretary since 2017—was officially appointed to his new position.

Bediatuo Asante received his letters of credentials along with nine (9) recently appointed diplomats who have been tasked with the responsibility of actively promoting Ghana’s image and interests overseas.
The appointees include three High Commissioners and five Ambassadors, who are all charged with the task of representing Ghana in various countries and international organizations.
In his speech at the event, President Akufo-Addo stressed the critical role these diplomats will play in advancing the country’s interests.
“Your primary responsibility is to promote the image of Ghana as a stable, peaceful, and forward-looking country,” he stated.

“This entails engaging with your host nations to foster strong bilateral relationships, attract investments, and advocate for the interests of Ghana.”
He highlighted the need for Ghana to build robust relationships with other nations to navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine effectively.
“High Commissioners-designate and Ambassadors-designate, your postings have come at a particularly critical juncture not only in global affairs but also in the journey of our nation’s development.
The world is gradually emerging from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left a profound impact on all facets of life.”
“Our diaspora is a vital component of the Ghanaian fabric, contributing considerably to our economy and cultural heritage. By developing a strong bond with them, you will not only provide them with a sense of belonging but also harness their potential to contribute to Ghana’s development.”

In addition to pushing Ghana’s economic agenda, the new envoys will address global concerns such as armed conflicts, terrorism, climate change, and illicit money flows.

“Part of your responsibilities, at the multilateral level, is to work with the governments of your accreditation to assist in the prosecution of our common agenda in the fight against the scourge of armed conflicts, terrorism and violent extremism, the threats of climate change, and the illicit outflow of funds from Africa,” the President stated.

The President also urged them to carry out their duties with dedication and to enhance Ghana’s reputation internationally.

“In executing your duties, it is imperative that you cultivate and maintain cordial working relationships with the professional Foreign Service officers who will be your colleagues in the high commissions and embassies,” he said.

“Their support and collaboration will be essential in achieving your objectives and ensuring the success of your missions.”

The ceremony marks a significant step in Ghana’s diplomatic efforts, reflecting the nation’s commitment to global engagement and cooperation.

The new envoys are expected to play a crucial role in promoting Ghana’s interests and contributing to its development on the international stage.

The newly appointed envoys include Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, High Commissioner-designate to Nigeria; Mrs. Francisca Ashietey-Oduntun, High Commissioner-designate to South Africa; Mr Ernest Yaw Amporful, High Commissioner-designate to Rwanda; Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh, Ambassador-designate to Türkiye; Mr Henry Tachie-Menson, Ambassador-designate to Belgium and the EU; Mrs Charity Gbedawo, Ambassador-designate to Morocco; Ms Abigail Naa Adzoko Kwashi, Ambassador-designate to Norway; Dr Robert Afriyie, Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia and the African Union; and Nana Bediatuo Asante, Ambassador-at-Large.

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