Akufo-Addo swears in two diplomats for Algeria, Guinea

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, November 17, 2022, swore in two new ambassadors for Algeria and Guinea, Yaw Bimpong, Ambassador to Algeria, and Maxwell Awiaga, Ambassador to Guinea at the Jubilee House as part of its effort to safeguard and promote the social and economic interests of Ghana.

The two new ambassadors accredited to Algeria and Guinea swore the oaths of Allegiance and Secretary administered by President Akufo-Addo.

The President urged the two new representatives to play the lead role in portraying Ghana’s identity by manifesting strong values in Guinea and Algeria. He added that they should deepen the bond the country has with both countries and seek other areas for collaboration that will benefit the respective countries.

“You are the outward manifestation of Ghana at where you are going now. So, you know how to comport yourselves, I do not need to tell you that, I can see from your backgrounds that you’ve had broad experience in the foreign service,” President Akufo-Addo said.

The newly elected ambassadors were also entreated to ensure the development and maintenance of cordial relationships with the professional foreign service offers between Ghana and both countries given their years of experience in foreign service.

“They have to feel your leadership and you are also expected to respect their expertise and capabilities. They will help you, guide you to be able to make correct decisions in the interest of the country,” President Akufo-Addo added.

President Akufo-Addo gave his assurance to the new representatives indicating that the government will be providing the needed support to ensure that they succeed in their new roles.

Mr. Awiaga, the Ambassador for Guinea, expressed appreciation to the president for the appointment and confidence bestowed on him. He pledged to the president on behalf of his colleague that they “will not disappoint” the president especially when they know all too well that “many were called but few were chosen.”

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