Ambassador Quartey commends Ghana for support in his quest as Deputy AU Chair

| Updated Nov 08, 2017 at 10:25am


Ambassador Kwesi Quartey.


Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, Ambassador Kwesi Quartey has commended Ghanaians for the support given him in his quest for the position.

He thanked especially former President John Dramani Mahama for nominating him and President Akufo Addo for campaigning vigorously to ensure his victory in the election.

Ambassador Quartey was speaking last night in Accra at the awards dinner of the PanAfrican Writers' Association, (PAWA) Continental colloquium.

He attributed his election to Ghana`s growing stature within the comity of nations and the attraction of the Black Star brand.

Touching on the theme for the 24th International African Writers Day, "Language, Library and the book industry" the urgent agenda for African`s destiny, Ambassador Quartey said it is very relevant since every child has to be in school by 2020.

He therefore lauded President Akufo Addo`s free SHS policy saying it is a potential game changer.

Ambassador Quartey also lauded Ghana for enhancing Education and popularising it because culture starts from the mind.

The celebration was marked on the theme; Language, library and the book industry; the urgent agenda for Africa's destiny with President Nana Akufo-Addo, delivering the keynote address highlighting the power of information, knowledge and education to shape and move forward Africa's agenda and the need for Africa to tell its story.

Ambassador Quartey and the President of PAWA presented President Nana Akufo-Addo, with the PanAfrican Writers' Association (PAWA) Noble Patron of the Arts Award.