In what has raised some eyebrows about the oft-speculated flirtation between the Electoral Commission (EC) and the NPP government, President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Public Affairs Director of the EC as an Ambassador.
Ms. Sylvia Naa Adaawa Annoh has been appointed as Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, alongside the 32 others as Ghana’s new head of foreign missions.
The appointment has already triggered anger among critics who have often criticised Sylvia Annoh’s posture as pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP). The appointment only reinforces the widely-held perception.
It also whips up suspicion that selected individuals in the EC are being rewarded for their roles in allegedly rigging the December 2020 general elections for the NPP.
Meanwhile, the ambassadorial appointments have seen former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama and the former Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Obed Boamah Akwa getting appointed as ambassadors.
Hajia Alima Mahama has been posted to Ghana’s mission in Washington DC, while Lt. Gen/ (Rtd.) Akwa heads to Egypt.
The 2016 Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Edward Nasigri Mahama who was made Ambassador-at-Large in the first administration has been replaced by Michael Ofori-Atta.
Also on the list is former Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh who would represent Ghana in China.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah has been maintained at post, while Alhaji Rashid Bawa will also continue to be in Abuja, Nigeria.
Others are former Managing Director of GCB Bank, Anselm Ransford Sowah, Madam Christine Churcher; Cotonou/Benin, Adabila Boniface Gambila; Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso and Samuel Yaw Nsiah; Havana/Cuba.