Founder of prayer group AGLOW For Jesus who is a former member of the Council of State Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie has grabbed a juicy appointment from the Akufo-Addo government, MyNewsGh.com reports.
In her new appointment which is at the ECOWAS level, Madam Afenyi-Dadzie will be working alongside Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Mrs Salamatu H. Suleiman, who is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria.
The former GJA President will be serving as one of Ghana’s only two representatives on the reconstituted Council of the Wise at the ECOWAS level to mediate regional conflicts.
Akufo-Addo being the Chair of ECOWAS, Ghana is expected to play a pivotal role in the sub-region, hence, Ghana and the Akufo-Addo government nominated Madam Afenyi-Dadzie and one other to serve as the country’s representative on the very important Council.
The Council consists of 30 members, two from each of the 15 member states of ECOWAS.
Ghana’s representatives to the Council are Afenyi-Dadzie and Dr Williams Collins Asare, a former Country Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The recent ECOWAS Accra Meeting adopted the reconstituted ECOWAS Council of the Wise for Preventive Diplomacy, with Dr Goodluck Jonathan, a former Nigerian President as the Chairman.
Dr Jonathan is currently serving as the ECOWAS Chief Mediator in the Malian crisis.
Ghana already held a two-day workshop meant to sensitise and prepare the member states’ nominees of the Council to discharge their duties. It was addressed by Ayorkor Botchwey, Foreign Minister.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey said the socio-political tensions generated and their impact on structural and proximate peace and security trends reinforced the need to urgently have a new CoW to assist ECOWAS in delivering on its peace and stability mandate as a necessary condition for continuous development and regional integration efforts.
She said the human and material cost of deploying peace-making efforts, particularly conflict prevention measures such as mediation and preventive diplomacy initiatives, was far less than the cost for the deployment of peacekeeping or peace-enforcement interventions.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey said most conflicts within the region fell within the ambit of peace-making, where the Council members’ experience and expertise would come in handy to assist ECOWAS in ensuring that there was sustainable peace and stability within the region, as a sine qua non, for the regional integration agenda.
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