The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday,
7 th March, 2018, at the Flagstaff House, swore in three new Ambassadors, who
are to safeguard and promote the image and interests of Ghana outside her
shores.

They are Mr. Frank Okyere, Ghana’s Ambassador to Japan; Eric Odoi-Anim,
Ghana’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe; and Mrs Amma Adomaa Twum-Amoah,
Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia.

Reminding the Ambassadors about their roles, President Akufo-Addo told the
three envoys and High Commissioners that they must bear in mind the fact that
they have a responsibility of preserving and promoting the image of a country
whose reputation amongst the comity of nations is high.

President Akufo-Addo told the new envoys that his government has made it a
policy to seek more private sector equity financing for infrastructure projects.

This, he added, means that the new envoys have a responsibility to drive private
sector investment into Ghana.

The President admonished them to work closely with the Ministries and Agencies
in Ghana whose role it is to generate investment in the country, urging them to
remember vividly the slogans of the government’s flagship programmes, 1-
District-1- Factory; 1-Village- 1-Dam; Planting for Food and Jobs.

Additionally, President Akufo-Addo advised the 3 new envoys to develop cordial
working relations with the professional Foreign Service officers they will find at
their duty posts, and also with members of the Ghanaian communities in their
respective countries.

“Ghana is on very good and cordial terms with all the countries to which you
have been posted. Our bilateral relations span several decades, and our ties of
co-operation remain strong. Your role is to deepen these even further, as well as
explore other areas of effective co-operation, which will inure to the mutual
benefit of our respective populations,” President Akufo-Addo added.

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