Ayisi Boateng appointed Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

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 .

Onerous responsibility

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