Ghana: Bawumia travels with ‘a football team’ to UN Conference
Ghana Shocks Global Community with Biggest Ever Entourage
Ghana under Nana Akufo-Addo seems to have chalked a rather negative record feat at the United Nations Assembly after presenting a twenty one-man (21) delegation led by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to the world body’s Trade and Development Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the largest delegation ever according sources close to the organisers who described Ghana’s delegation as a football team – players, reserves and the coaching staff appearing in a tournament.
While other member countries presented an average of five participants, representatives of Ghana lined up delegates including Protocol, Official Cameraman, Official Photographer, Valet and Chief Security Officer as well as several officials at the Office of the Vice President.
After Ghana, the subsequent highest number of delegation submitted by an African country was Mauritius, with five (5) officials.
The list of participants at the fourth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which has been sighted at Starr Radio UK contained the delegations submitted by 93 member states.
List of Ghana Delegates
- Mr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Accra
Mr. Tijani Habibu Mohammad, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional
Mr. Kingsley Ahenkorah, Deputy Minister (Member of Parliament), Ministry of Trade and
Mr. Augustine Blay, Secretary to the Vice-President, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
- Mr. Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Adviser, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Evron Rothschild Hughes, Economic Adviser, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Anyars Imoro Ibrahim, Economic Adviser, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Gideon Boako, Economic Adviser, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Ms. Kadijah Nana Adjoa Amoah, Head, Investment and Business Development, Office of
the Vice-President, Accra
Ms. Elizabeth Abra Utuka, Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Ishaq Ibrahim, Aide-de-Camp, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Frank Agyei-Twum, Director of Communication, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Yakubu Alhassan, Director, Foreign Policy, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Benjamin Kwaku Asiam, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission, Geneva
Mr. Yakubu Bawumia, Valet, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Edward Kwasi Boateng, Official Photographer, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Isaac Botchway, Chief Security Officer, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Mr. Kelvin William Adofo Danso, Official Cameraman, Office of the Vice-President,
Mr. Kwame Ntim Donkoh, Minister, Commercial, Permanent Mission, Geneva
Mr. Alexander Grant Ntrakwa, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Mission, Geneva
Mr. Enoch Osei-Mensah, Deputy Director, Protocol, Office of the Vice-President, Accra
Whereas countries like the United Kingdom, China, Algeria amongst others were represented by their officials based in Geneva, Ghana, a poor country sent twenty one (21) people to Geneva at the expense of the tax payer .
The conference was held from 11th – 22nd September with key issues deliberated on including; -High-level dialogue: Is the world integrating or disintegrating?
-Interdependence: Inclusive growth – towards a global agenda
-Development strategies in a globalized world
-Contribution of UNCTAD to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries
-Building productive capacities in the least developed countries and graduated least developed countries: Lessons learned
-Economic development in Africa: Tourism for transformative and inclusive growth
-Evolution of the international trading system and its trends from a development perspective
-Investment for development: Investment and the digital economy
-Establishing development linkages in the extractive sector: Lessons from the field
-Activities of UNCTAD in support of small island developing States and in support of landlocked developing countries
-UNCTAD contributions to the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields
Technical cooperation activities: -Review of the technical cooperation activities of UNCTAD
-Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people
-Matters requiring action by the Board in the follow-up to the fourteenth session of the Conference -Report of the Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget Other matters in the field of trade and development: -Progressive development of the law of international trade: Fiftieth annual report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law -Report of the Joint Advisory Group on the International Trade Centre
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