Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, 53, is the Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs of Ghana, subject to the approval of Parliament.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the announcement here Monday when a Chinese delegation paid a courtesy call on him at Jubilee House.

Botchway is a communication consultant, public relations practitioner, marketer and a journalist.

She was born on Feb 8, 1963 and hails from Gbawe in Accra, according to information the Ghana News Agency (GNA) sourced from various websites.

Botchway holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Communication from the University of Westminster (2002) and Masters in Business Administration in Project Management from the University of Ghana (2004).

She is the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom in the Greater Accra Region and has been an MP since 2005 and has served in a number of Parliamentary Committees including the Committee on Gender and Children, Committee of Selection, Committee on Members Holding Offices of Profit Communications.

Under the Kufuor Administration, Botchway was a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State at the Water Resources, Works and Housing Ministry. She is married with two children, and is a staunch Christian (Anglican).