A group calling itself Young Diplomats of Ghana (YDG) has congratulated Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Member of Parliament for the Anyaa Sowutuom constituency on her appointment as Minister Designate for Foreign Affairs.
YDG is of the firm conviction that Hon. Ayorkor Botchway is the best candidate to steer the affairs of the Ministry.
“With her all round experience as a Communication Consultant and Public Relations Practitioner, coupled with her law making experience, her work as the Ranking Member and Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs from 2009 -2013 as well as her service to the nation as a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs places her in an unparalleled position for the job,”the group said in a statement.
The group further added that “We believe that Hon. Ayorkor Botchway would work to consolidate and strengthen Ghana’s diplomatic relations and foreign policy to promote and protect the interest of Ghana, establish a just and equitable international, economic, political and social order and also promote respect for international law and treaty obligations, among others as envisaged by Article 40 of the 1992 Constitution.”
The group also expressed the hope that the Minister Designate would continue with the good work of the immediate past minister; Hon. Hannah Tetteh to maximize the potentials of our diplomatic relations and her office to the benefit of the country.
“We look forward to her confirmation by parliament and to working with her to attain the objectives and mission of YDG in advancing the development of a new generation of aspiring leaders and diplomats in Ghana equipped with the needed know-how and expertise to transform the country and the continent through diplomacy and policy advocacy.”