Tuesday afternoon, President John Dramani Mahama appointed seven new ambassadors to serve in countries with whom Ghana has long standing diplomatic relations, administering to the appointees the Oath of Office.
The ambassadors are: Mr. Kodjo Asimeng Wadee, Liberia; Mr. Ernest Sowatey, Israel; Mr. Albert Francis Yankey, Ethiopia; Mr. Edmund Kofi Deh, Japan; Mr. Sammie P. Eddico, Switzerland; Alhaji Bawah Gilbert Ayembillah, Iran; and Morgan Adokwei Brown, Belgium.
Giving the Instrument of Office to the newly appointed ambassadors, the president urged them to always endeavour to assist every Ghanaian they come across in their line of duty irrespective of the person's immigration status.
“We have a very adventurous population. Everywhere you go, you will find a Ghanaian. Probably even if you were posted to Greenland, you would find some Ghanaians there… I think that you represent all Ghanaians when you go to those postings,” he said.
President Mahama urged the ambassadors to have an open-door policy to accommodate the problems and ideas of Ghanaians wherever they are posted.
For his part, Foreign Affairs Minister Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni appealed to the new ambassadors to serve as brand icons for Ghanaian products and services.