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Ghana’s Foreign Minister bids for Commonwealth Secretary-General 

Ghana’s Foreign Minister bids for Commonwealth Secretary-General

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has officially announced her desire to become the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

In line with the agreement that the next Secretary-General should be from Africa, President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Botchwey as Ghana’s candidate. The election for the new Secretary-General will take place on October 22, 2024, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Samoa. This appointment will replace Baroness Patricia Scotland, whose second term ends in 2024.

President Akufo-Addo expressed his confidence in Botchwey’s leadership abilities, stating that he believes she will lead Ghana’s efforts for renewal and the development of thriving economies through cooperation and action. Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has stated that Botchwey has the endorsement of the African Union and enjoys support from all regions of the Commonwealth.

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Foreign Minister’s candidacy for Commonwealth Secretary-General

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