The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mrs Josephine Nkrumah, has been appointed ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia.
Mrs Nkrumah announced her new appointment to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday when she paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House. She tendered in her resignation as the Chairperson of the NCCE, effective 30th April 2020.
The NCCE Boss said she strongly believed her appointment was influenced by President Akufo-Addo’s distinguished ECOWAS Chairmanship, which had propelled Ghana within the ECOWAS space.
That, strong leadership of the President, Mrs Nkrumah explained, invariably had caused the regional bloc to turn to Ghana and look for people to hold certain positions.
The NEEC Boss told President Akufo-Addo that “I will need your expertise that you have carried over the years, and count on you for wise counsel.”
“I’m committed to go and do my best there to make you proud, to make Ghana proud, and to make Africa proud,” Mrs Nkrumah assured.
President Akufo-Addo described Mrs Nkrumah’s appointment as “very momentous news.”
The President said Mrs Nkrumah’s appointment at the ECOWAS had come at a time that he is Chair of ECOWAS “and both of us are carrying the country on our shoulders at this time.”
“We have been together over here (Ghana) in the last five years and seen the quality of work that you have done, and I have no doubt that you would perform creditably and bring honour to yourself, and Ghana,” he stated.
President Akufo-Addo recounted Liberia’s turbulent history in the last 10 to 15 years before her current democratic dispensation, and said with Mrs Nkrumah’s new post, he was confident that “you will give a good account of yourself there.”
The President assured Mrs Nkrumah of his support to enable her to succeed and asked her to count on the Government of Ghana when faced with any challenges in Liberia.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD