January 9, 2017

President Nana Akufo-Addo has named the Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom Shirley Ayorkor Botchway as Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs.

The 53-year-old lawmaker was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the esrtwhile Kufour Administration.

She was the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs in the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Mrs. Botchway holds an MA (Public Communication) University of Westminster in 2002. She also has an MBA (Project Management) from the University of Ghana in 2004.

She is married with two kids and a Christian.

Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement Monday, January 09, 2017 at the Golden Jubilee House when he met a Chinese delegation which had attended his swearing in ceremony on Saturday.

The emissaries said the Chinese is committed to strengthening the already “solid relationship” between Ghana and China.

Nana Akufo Addo indicated that he’ll do everything within his authority to build upon the existing relationship.