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Mrs. Ashitey-Odunton will be Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn into office four ambassadors and one High Commissioner, Mrs Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, at a ceremony at the Presidency.

Mrs. Ashitey-Odunton will be Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kenya.

The five persons, who received their letters of credence have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour, the president said on Wednesday.

He added that “they are eminently fit to represent Ghana in their respective places of accreditation, which have expressed satisfaction at their appointments.”

The other four ambassadors are: (1) Mrs. Dufie Agyarko Kusi, an experienced, international public servant, who is to represent Ghana in the vibrant Republic of Korea; (2) Madam Virginia Hesse, a respected, former, senior civil servant, who is going to Prague, the Paris of Central Europe, in the Czech Republic; (3) Mr. Alowe Leo Kabah, a seasoned lawyer and politician, who is heading as Ambassador to the Republic of Benin; and (4) Prof. Abena Busia, an internationally acclaimed academic and poet, who will be our Ambassador to the giant of South America, Brazil.

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The president told them that “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.”

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He continued, “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 4th 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.”

President Akufo-Addo also urged them Ambassadors and High Commissioner to strive to develop cordial working relations with the professional Foreign Service officers they will find at their duty posts, as well as develop a good rapport with the Ghanaian communities in their respective countries.

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