Mr George Ayisi Boateng, a founder member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has been appointed Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa.
Affectionately called Onipa Nua, Mr Ayisi Boateng received his letter of credence from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday at a ceremony at the Flagstaff House where 21 other ambassadors were also presented with their letters of credence .
Graphic Online’s Presidential correspondent, Victor Kwawkume reported that President Akufo-Addo said the “distinguished men and women” were carefully selected as ambassadors to safeguard and promote the interest of the country outside its shores
He said the appointees had distinguished themselves in several fields, and were eminently fit to represent the country in the areas they had been selected to.
The President said the diplomats had onerous responsibility to promote a country whose reputation among the comity of nations was very high, and regarded as one of the most stable on the continent.
“You have three major roles to play; diplomatic, ceremonial and administrative,” he told his diplomats and advised them to guard jealously, the country’s image because they were the visible symbols of the country.
Below is the list of ambassadors
Mrs Selma Frances Mancell-Egala – Turkey
Mr Paul Okoh – Egypt
Mrs Mercy Bampo Addo – Malta
Mr Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah – Togo
Ms Sophia Horner-Sam – Netherlands
Ms Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa –Denmark
Ms Eliabeth Salamatu Forgor – Namibia
Mr Joseph Ayikoi Otoo – Canada
Napoleon Abdulai – Cuba
Margaret Ekua Prah – Zambia
Ms Esther Dzifa Ofori – Equatorial Guinea
Prof Abena Pokua A. Busia – Brazil
Ms Paulina Patience Abayage – Italy
Mr. George Ayisi-Boateng – South Africa
Naa Bolinaa Sakaa – Burkina Faso
Mr Mike Nii Nortey Oquaye Jnr – India
Sheikh T.B Damba – Saudi Arabia
Mr William Azuma Awinador Kanyirigi – Ethiopia
Rasheed Seidu Inusah – Ambassador-at-large