President swears in 2 envoys
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday swore in two Ambassadors-designate to Norway and Belgium.

They are Mrs. Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng who becomes Ghana's Permanent Representative to the European Union and Mrs. Jennifer Lartey as Ambassador to Belgium. They both swore the Oaths of Allegiance and Secrecy administered by the President at the Jubilee House in Accra.

They were presented with their Letters of Credence with a charge to safeguard and promote the image and interests of Ghana, economically and socially at all times.

President Akufo-Addo urged them to be mindful of the fact that they are going to represent a country regarded as one of the most stable on the continent, a beacon of democracy, governed by the rule of law and respect for individual liberties, human rights and the principles of democratic accountability.

To this end, he encouraged the two envoys to do everything possible to guard and uphold the image of Ghana, which was high in the comity of nations.

President Akufo-Addo congratulated them on their "well-deserved appointments", saying they were carefully chosen and eminently fit for the job ahead of them.

He again reiterated government’s commitment to change the economic paradigm of the country, and urged them to tune their plans, at all times, towards building a Ghana Beyond Aid.

The two envoys must deepen the bonds of cooperation between Ghana and the respective countries they have been accredited to and seek other areas of engagements that would be beneficial to the peoples of the respective nations,   the President charged them.

“Ghanaians have placed their hopes for a better life in us... we cannot disappoint them. Do your best not to disappoint them,” he stated, and urged them to strive to develop cordial relations with the professional Foreign Service officers at their duty post because of their invaluable experience and knowledge would help them work effectively.

The President further asked them to establish good rapport with Ghanaians, who would be vital to the success of their work in their respective countries.
Mrs. Siaw-Boateng thanked the President for the honour done them and pledged to work hard to attain the objectives and vision of the Government.

Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)