ICF honors Foreign Affairs minister 

ICF honors Foreign Affairs minister

The Initiators of Change Foundation has honored the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey with the “Lifetime In A Portrait Award.”

The “Lifetime in a Portrait Award” was presented to Madam Botchwey for her work as an Outstanding Foreign Affairs Minister of the Decade, following her nomination as a recipient of the award.

A delegation from the Initiators of Change Foundation led by Most Rev. Dr. Abogye-Mensah (Chairman of Board of Trustees) and comprising Rev. Dr. Nanayaa Owusu Prempeh (Trustee) and Kofi Gyan (Executive Director) met with the Minister at the Foreign Ministry’s Conference Room in Accra and made the presentation of the award.

She thanked the Trustees and Management of the Initiators of Change Foundation for the award and noted that the recognition would go a long way to motivate herself and staff at the ministry.

She dedicated the award to her family and the staff of the Ministry, who have together been she says have been of great support ever since she assumed office as the Minister for Foreign Affairs, about 5 years ago.

The Minister noted that public service was an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the improvement in the living standards of the citizenry and seize the occasion to thank H.E. the President for the privilege offered her to serve in Government.

She seized the opportunity to pay tribute to her predecessors, who equally, distinguished themselves in the role and whose work have served as a good foundation in advancing Ghana’s foreign policy objectives.

She commended the Foundation for its initiatives, which promote social cohesion, patriotism, national unity and development.

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