The President of the Republic His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned two new Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of Norway on Friday, 1st February 2019.
The envoys are Ambassador-Designate to the Kingdom of Belgium and Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Mrs. Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng and Ambassador-Designate to the Kingdom of Norway, Mrs. Jennifer Lartey.
President Akufo-Addo led the new envoys to take the Oath of Allegiance, Official Oath and Oath of Secrecy.
In his address, President Akufo-Addo congratulated the newly appointed envoys and added that they were carefully selected and were fit to represent Ghana in the aforementioned jurisdictions. He acknowledged the two as experienced officers whom he had the opportunity to work with.
The President reminded the envoys of their three fold role, which included diplomatic, ceremonial and administrative. He further admonished them to safeguard, project and promote the image and interest of Ghana in their respective host countries.
The Ambassador-designate to Belgium and Ghana’s Permanent Representative to The European Union, Mrs. Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng on behalf of her colleague and herself expressed gratitude to the President for the honour bestowed on them to represent the country.
H.E. Mrs. Sena Siaw-Boateng stated that “todays diplomatic environment presents us all with challenges but also offers immerse economic opportunities for countries such as ours. Through enhancing partnerships to benefit the growing youth population of this country, as well as expanding opportunities for the private sector, we can realise the aims of your core programmes such as the Coordinated programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, strengthening the industrial base of the economy, leveraging through advanced partnership our resources to create wealth for the people, attracting the needed investment domestically and from abroad for the “One District One Factory”, “One Village One Dam” and the “Planting for Food and Jobs” project as well as the educational enhancement of the human capital of the country which continue to project the country’s credential abroad and situate us as a proud African country within the comity of nations”.
She assured that they would work in close partnership with all sectors of the economy, both public and private towards fulfilling the aims and objectives of the Government as well as also maintaining the link between Ghana and the Diaspora.