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General News of Monday, 29 January 2018


Ibn Chambas visits Bawumia in London

Dr Bawumia with Dr Ibn Chambas Dr Bawumia with Dr Ibn Chambas

Ghanaian diplomat, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas has visited Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in London where he is on a medical leave.

In a photo making rounds on social media, Dr Chambas, a former Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is sitting in a couch with Dr Bawumia and he was looking hearty.

The Vice President travelled to London on Friday, January 19 after he fell sick at work and was advised by his doctors to take some rest. His being away, which coincided with travels by President Nana Akufo-Addo to Liberia and Ethiopia, became a subject of intense debate as many, especially communicators of the opposition NDC, questioned what might cause the sickness.

There were even rumours of Dr Bawumia suffering a stroke until photos and videos of him and his wife, Samira walking the streets of London surfaced online last Saturday.

Prior to becoming a diplomat, Dr Chambas was a leading member of the NDC serving Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1993-1997 and Deputy Minister of Education from 1997-2001.

He also served as Member of Parliament for Bimbilla on NDC's ticket, on two occasions, from 1993 to 1997 and 2001 to 2002 when he resigned to for the ECOWAS position.

He is currently the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).

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