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General News of Monday, 11 July 2016


Mahama appoints Bombande as Deputy Foreign Affairs minister

A Conflict resolution and peace-building consultant, Emmanuel Bombande has been nominated deputy foreign affairs minister by President John Mahama, a statement from the Communication Ministry announced.

Bombande, who is currently the Special Adviser to the UN General Secretary's Special Representative to West Africa, was director of the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP).

If approved by parliament, he will work under foreign affairs minister Hanna Tetteh.

The statement also announced the nomination of former District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo, Joseph Angmor Tetteh and the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta, Joseph Oti Bless as Deputy Minsters for the Eastern Region and Local Government and Rural Development respectively.


Bombande has been a lead mediator in many community based mediation efforts in West Africa, served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.

Mr. Bombande facilitates and teaches various peace building courses in different institutions. They include the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra-Ghana, the University of Ghana's Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy – in Sweden

Mr. Bombande has a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi Ghana and Diploma from Cheik Anta Diop University-Dakar Senegal.

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