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Non-career Ambassadors and High Commissioners who served during the tenure of President John Dramani Mahama have paid a courtesy call on him to thank him for the honour and opportunity to serve their country abroad.
Spokesperson for the former envoys, Ambassador Sam Pee Yalley, congratulated President Mahama for his dedicated service to Ghana, noting that he served with honour and distinction.
The group indicated that as envoys, they are proud of their service, which contributed to the significant improvement to Ghana’s image.
“Our presence in those countries significantly improved Ghana’s international relations and image”, Ambassador Yankey stated. He also spoke about the extent of Diaspora engagement that was pursued during their tenure, which was one of the mandates given them in addition to trade and investment promotion.
Former President Mahama welcomed the envoys back home, thanked them for their contributions to the development of the country and encouraged them to continue in whatever way they can towards the growth of the country.
On the political front, President Mahama said “we have to come to terms with the loss and it is not how many times you fall but how early you get up to run.”
“This is not the time for blame”, he stated, asking all to remain united.
Speaking about the emerging leadership issues, President Mahama said, this is not a priority now since the dynamics of the times will allow the leadership to emerge.
The envoys were recalled in compliance with the Presidential Transition Act, which places non-career diplomats in the category of public servants whose tenure ends with the coming into office of a new government.
Present at the meeting were Mr. Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff and Hon. Hanna Tetteh, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.