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Politics of Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Bissa Youth commend Mahama for Bombande appointment

A group calling itself youth of Bissa descent in the Upper East Region have expressed gratitude to President John Mahama for appointing security expert, Emmanuel Bombande as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.

At a press conference at Bolgatanga, the gorup said although they believe Dr. Bombande was appointed on merit and not by virtue of his ethnic descent, the confidence reposed in him by the president will motivate Bissa youth to aspire higher.

Before his appointment, as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs last month, Emmanuel Bombande was the director for the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP).

His appointment has been met with commendations by many Ghanaians, owing to his good performance at WANEP.

Members of the Bissa community from where Mr. Bombande originates say his appointment is refreshing news to them.

At the press conference, some Bissa youth said they believe the impact Mr. Bombande will make as deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, will serve as motivation for the younger generation of Bissa youth.

Issah Zakari, who spoke on behalf of the Bissa Youth said; “this singular gesture by the president did not only elevate our brother but has also brought honor to the Bissa people”.