Akufo-Addo presents 33 Ambassadorial nominees to Council of State



The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has presented a list of 33 appointees to the Council of State for consideration for ambassadorial roles to serve in countries across the globe.

A list sighted by newstodaygh.com has names of some senior ministers of the Akufo-Addo 1 government listed for consideration for ambassadorial appointments.

The former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama, has been nominated Ghana’s ambassador to Washington DC in addition to the former Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. (rtd) Obed Boamah Akwa, who has been nominated High Commissioner to Egypt.

The ambassadorial nominees would head the respective countries if approved.

Others such as Hon. Papa Owusu-Ankomah who is the current ambassador to the UK has been retained together with Alhaji Rashid Bawa who has also been retained in Abuja, Nigeria.

Former GBC boss and state broadcaster, Francisca Ashietey-Odunton has been transferred from Kenya to take up a new appointment in Turkey.

Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama, former People’s National Convention (PNC) Presidential Candidate has been replaced as Ambassador-at-Large by Michael Ofori-Atta.

Find full list below:

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