Ghana’s Substantial Commissioner to the United Kingdom Papa Owusu-Ankomah has ended his tour of responsibility effectively and returns to Ghana with loads of experience and enthusiasm to lead positively to the enhancement and expansion of Ghana in the realisation of the President’s agenda of ‘Ghana Over and above Aid’.
Papa Owusu-Ankomah was 1 of the initial Substantial Commissioners/Ambassadors that the President, Akufo-Addo commissioned to symbolize Ghana’s pursuits in the United kingdom.
Possessing been mandated by the President to stand for him in the United kingdom with concurrent accreditation to Eire, and endorse the fascination of Ghana, defend the interest of Ghanaians in his jurisdiction, Mr Owusu-Ankomah discharged his mandate with distinction.
He will arrive in Ghana on Saturday, leaves the shores of the United Kingdom with a fantastic vacuum, having projected the image of Ghana positively in United kingdom and Ireland, culminating with quite a few profitable reciprocal VVIP visits involving the two international locations.
Notable amongst these visits was the most the latest a single by Ghana’s President to United kingdom the place he, collectively with about 22 other African countries, participated in the very first-ever Uk-Africa Expense Summit.
On the aspect of the United Kingdom, his ready management saw the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and his spouse stop by Ghana.
These are but a handful of of the VVIP visits that can be mentioned. The visits and other significant-stage conferences facilitated by Papa Owusu-Ankomah has witnessed the deepening of the bilateral relations among Ghana, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Having notified the diplomatic community in the United Kingdom of his departure, a range of the diplomatic group leaders sought to eagerly fulfill with him to bid farewell.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, he granted the viewers to most of the diplomatic corps just about.
The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, Alistair Harrison CMG CVO, referred to as on His Excellency Owusu-Ankomah to bid him farewell and used the possibility to present to the Significant Commissioner a parting reward from the Queen, which was a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
He experienced warm terms of inspiration for the Large Commissioner of deepened relations in between Ghana and the United Kingdom and the fantastic get the job done undertaken by the Superior Commissioner.
He also wished the Significant Commissioner properly in his upcoming endeavours.
Owusu-Ankomah as for each the common observe termed on the Minister for Africa of the United Kingdom, Mr. James Dundridge, who represented the Secretary of State for International, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab.
Minister James Duddridge recalled the fantastic relations that exist involving Ghana and the U.K. which most not too long ago, had relished even further increase because of to the powerful and outstanding job that the Higher Commissioner played for the duration of his tenure.
Most importantly, the Minister recalled the participation of the President of Ghana at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference (CHOGM), and the United kingdom-Africa Summit equally held in London in April 2018 and January 2020, respectively and expressed profound gratitude to the High Commissioner for institutionalising his excellent functions centered on a loaded practical experience which had led to uncountable highlights of his continue to be in the U.K.
The Large Commissioner also termed on the Secretary-General for the Commonwealth family members, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-Normal of the International Maritime Organisation, Mr. Kitack Lim, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Khaled Abdulaziz Al-Duwaisan GCVO, and the Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps, Hie Excellency Estifanos Habtemariam Ghebreyesus.
The theme that ran by way of all the conferences was the outstanding working relations, the bond of friendship that the leaders liked with His Excellency Owusu-Ankomah.
The leaders had been all of similar view with regards to how His Excellency Owusu-Ankomah projected Ghana into the limelight of the diplomatic neighborhood in London which is considered as 1 of the biggest diplomatic local community in the entire world.
His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah on the other hand was extremely substantially appreciative of the enormous aid he received from the leaders of the diplomatic group in the discharge of his features and the bilateral and multilateral relations that had been deepened throughout 1 hundred and eighty-five (185) diplomatic Missions in the United Kingdom.
He underscored that he was leaving with a lot of working experience and optimistic classes and fond recollections.