Three foreign envoys at separate events on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 bid President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo farewell after their successful duty tour of Ghana.
They are H.E Charles Bernardt Josob, outgoing High Commissioner of Namibia, H.E Lulu Xingwana, outgoing High commissioner of South Africa and H.E Regassa Kefele Efe, outgoing Ambassador of Ethiopia.
Mr Bernardt Josob described his stay in Ghana as being at home and thanked the government and people of Ghana for the love shown him and his wife during the period.
Mr Bernardt Josob, who spent five years in Ghana congratulated President Akufo-Addo on his election as Chair of ECOWAS “and it is an honour that you have taken a great race and of course you did hit the ground running with the situation in Mali and before that, you were already keeping the peace in Togo.”
He said he had witnessed during his sojourn in Ghana, marked improvements and positive developments in the country’s economy, politics, peace, security, unity and governance and particularly, the recent political campaigns and hope that Ghana would have a free, fair and peaceful elections.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo underscored Ghana’s commitment to promoting ties and cooperation with Namibia which dates backs to pre-independence.
He said in the life of a diplomat “you come and go” and there are some who leave strong imprints and you’re one as those who have come in contact with you see you as a genuine and sincere friend of our country.”
“Strong believer in our common fight for independence and self- reliance and progress—we are on the same wavelength,” President Akufo-Addo told the Namibia diplomat.
Interacting with the outgoing Ethiopian Ambassador, Kefele Efe, President Akufo-Addo congratulated the Ethiopian government on the support it gave Ghana in her bid to host the secretariat of the AfCFTA.
President Akufo-Addo said Ghana and Ethiopia continue to work together to bring peace and stability across the continent “so that the major task of economic development and growth that will address the issues of the continent.”
On the relationship between Ghana and South Africa, President Akufo-Addo said the ties and bonds between the two countries are “excellent” as the two countries continue to share many common things—shared values and common interest.