Ghanaian president urges envoys to preserve country’s reputation

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday opened the annual conference for heads of Ghana’s missions, urging them to continue working hard to enhance the country’s image.

Over the last two and a half decades, he said, Ghana has managed to build an enviable reputation as a peaceful, stable country, and a beacon of democracy in Africa.

“It is in our collective interest that we do everything we can not only to preserve this hard-won reputation, but also to attract the investments that will facilitate the structural transformation of our economy, so central to the future prosperity and stability of our country,” said Akufo-Addo.

The theme of four-day conference, which is being attended by all of Ghana’s ambassadors and high commissioners, is “Leveraging Ghana’s Foreign Policy For National Development.”

Akufo-Addo urged the envoys to endeavor to interact with the executive and legislative arms of government as well as relevant stakeholders in their host countries.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said it was her expectation that, after the meeting, the ambassadors would be properly aligned to the foreign policy strategy of the government in order to properly situate their work at their various duty posts. Enditem

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