New UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana calls on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

The newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani has presented his letter of credentials to the Minister for for Foreign Affairs.

The presentation to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, signals the start of his duty tour in the country. 

Mr. Abani, whose appointment took effect in May this year, arrived in the country early June and has since been observing strict protocol in accordance with the Government of Ghana COVID-19 rules.

Hon. Botchwey expressed gratitude to the UN for its support to the Government and people of Ghana towards the achievement of its development goals. She further commended the UN for recognizing the Government of Ghana’s COVID-19 response initiatives and lending its support to fight the pandemic in Ghana and globally.

UN team, led by Mr. Abani, in a meeting with the Foreign Minister

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey thanked Ms. Sylvia Lopez-Ekra for holding the forte for nearly two years and congratulated her for being a “good friend" to the Ministry and to Ghana.

For his part, Mr. Abani noted that “I am here to continue the good work of my predecessors to support Ghana make a mark in the world and for its people”. He acknowledged Ghana’s leadership role on the continent towards the achievement of the SDGs, on gender equality and on its response to kick out COVID-19. “I look forward to working closely with all national partners, so that together we can attain the better world that we so desire for our people” he added.

Written by
Cynthia Prah
Communications Officer
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