Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said that the country’s image and pride of place amongst the comity of nations, over the past 23 months, has been greatly enhanced and restored.
Akufo-Addo has made this known on Monday, when he delivered the opening address at the Conference of Heads of Missions, held at Jubilee House, in Accra.
The President said that this is a result of the work done by Ghana’s High Commissioners and Ambassadors whom he has sworn, and has urged them to “continue in this regard over the period of your tenures in office.”
He said: “It is in our collective interest that we do everything we can not only to preserve this hard-won reputation, but also to attract the investments that will facilitate the structural transformation of our economy, so central to the future prosperity and stability of our country.
“As Heads of Missions, you are now required to be more visible and proactive in your dealings, in order to make the desired impact. You must endeavour not only to interact with the Executive and Legislative arms of Government in your host countries, but also with academic institutions and influential civil society organisations, including the media. When this is done, you can be certain that you would have helped to promote Government’s agenda for economic transformation and the prospects that it offers all stakeholders,” he added.