[ 2012-07-04 ]
Prez Mills presenting Prof. Quartery with Instrument of Office
President Mills accredits two Envoys
President John Evans Atta Mills has presented two
envoys, Mr. Ibrahim Abass, a career diplomat and
immediate past Director of Passports, and
Professor Samuel M. Quartey, Dean of the Graduate
School, University of Education Winneba, with
their letters of credence as Ambassadors Designate
to, Turkey and the Czech Republic, respectively.
Presenting the letters at the Seat of Government,
President Mills said, it is hard work that has
gotten them to represent Ghana in the respective
countries they have been accredited to, and that
there was the need to continue to work harder to
place Ghana on a higher pedestal.
“You have worked hard to get to this high point
and you must not relent in working even harder
when you get to your duty posts” President Atta
President Atta Mills assured the envoys of the
support of Government to help them succeed in the
discharge of their duties, and asked them not to
hesitate in making their requests known.
“We will support you every step of the way and I
know that God will help you succeed” President
Atta Mills added.
Prior to the President speaking, Secretary to the
President, Mr. James K. Bebaako-Mensah, asked the
envoys to work to deepen existing trade ties
between Ghana and the countries they have been
According to Mr. Bebaako-Mensah, we are in the age
of “diplomacy of business”, hence the need to
ensure that trade links are strengthened for the
benefit of Ghana.
Mr. Bebaako-Mensah also asked the Ambassadors
Designate to ensure that the rights of Ghanaians
are upheld and protected.
On behalf of his colleague, Professor Quartey
thanked President Atta Mills for the honour done
them, and pledged to work to raise higher the flag
of Ghana in Prague and Ankara.
Though diplomatic ties have long existed between
Ghana and Turkey, Ghana is now establishing a
Mission in Ankara, and Mr. Ibrahim Abass is
Ghana’s first envoy to Turkey.
In the case of Professor Samuel Quartey, he
replaces Mr. Victor Smith, who is currently the
Eastern Regional Minister.
Source - Office of the President
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