March 16, 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has revealed to Parliament that the ratio of career and political ambassadors remain the same as prevailed in the previous government.

According to the Minister career Ambassadors including three research department officers and one career Ambassador in both Geneva and Berne was seventeen (17) and non-career  was thirty-seven (37) summing up to fifty-four (54).

The ration for non-career Ambassadors was two third whiles the career Ambassador was one third. In percentage terms, it was 68.5% for non-career Ambassador and career Ambassador 31.48 in February 2019.

She further told the House that in December 2013 non-career Ambassadors were thirty-three with a ratio of   two thirds making sixty-six percent.

“Mr. Speaker career Ambassadors and high commissioners inclusive of three research department officers and one career Ambassador for both Geneva and Berne missions bring the total number to fifty and in percentage wise hundred percent”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/