The United Nations (UN) has announced the appointment of Eugene Owusu, a Ghanaian, as its Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan.
Owusu, whose appointment was announced in July, has arrived in South Sudan, according to a release from the UN Systems in Ghana.
It said Owusu would be Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative to that country.
?Owusu brings to the position extensive experience in international development and humanitarian affairs. Prior to joining UN Missions in South Sudan (UNMISS), Owusu served as UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia between 2010 and 2015,? the release said.
He was also a Senior Advisor to the UN/UNDP in the Brussels office between 2007 and 2010.
The Ghanaian joined the UNDP in 1996 after working with the private sector in the United Kingdom, and worked in several capacities in the Africa region, including as Economic Adviser in UNDP Uganda (1996-1999).
Owusu also served as Economic Adviser in UNDP Sierra Leone (1999-2002), and as Deputy Resident Representative (Program) in UNDP Tanzania (2002-2007). Enditem