US ASST SECY OF STATE TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF GHANA’S PRESIDENT

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will attend the inauguration of Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, here Saturday.

Thomas-Greenfield was also in Ghana to observe Ghana’s Dec 7, 2016 general election in which

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), won with 53.85 per cent of the valid votes to beat incumbent President John Dramani Mahama, the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who had 44.4 per cent.

Thomas-Greenfield, a career Foreign Service officer, has served as the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs since 2013, leading the bureau in the State Department which focuses on the development and management of US policy towards sub-Saharan Africa.

She had previously served as ambassador to Liberia (2008-2012), and held postings in Switzerland (at the US Mission to the United Nations), Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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