The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, received letters of accreditation of four envoys on Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 to begin their tour of duty in Ghana.
They are Mrs. Berenice Owen-Jones from Australia, Bijan Gerami Nazoksara from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Simone Giger from Switzerland and Madam Jeannette Njuma Nyakeru from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Presenting their credentials, the envoys pledged to explore new opportunities of collaboration and partnership whilst deepening existing ties and commended President Akufo-Addo on Ghana’s efforts to promote peace, stability and prosperity in Africa.
Iranian Ambassador, Bijan Gerami Nazoksara, sought the cooperation of Ghana “in the domains of science and technology and the promotion of political, cultural and agriculture”.
With Australian companies already playing very active roles in the mining and extractive sector, Ambassador designate, Owen-Jones, pledged Australia’s continued assistance of “community-based development in urban and rural areas of Ghana”.
According to Owen-Jones, Australia is achieving this feat “through our growing Direct Aid small grants programme which has provided support to projects in all regions of Ghana covering diverse sectors such as health and sanitation, education and skills training, human rights, income-generation, renewable energy, and the economic empowerment of women.”
President Akufo-Addo, on his part, welcomed and congratulated the envoys on their appointments and promised the cooperation of government in the course of their duty tour in Ghana.