Following her presentation of Credentials on Friday 8th September 2017, Her Excellency Ms. Paulina Patience Abayage, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Italy on Sunday 10th September 2017 joined the Ghanaian Catholic Community and the Ghana Ecclesiastical Union for a Thanksgiving Service, organized in her honour, at the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Generalate, at Via dei Verbiti 1 in Rome. The service was conducted by the Chaplain of the Ghanaian Catholics in Rome, Father Joseph Aduse Poku.
On Friday 8th September 2017, Her Excellency Ms. Paulina Patience Abayage presented her Letters of Credence to His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy, at the Quirinale Palace at 17.00 hrs.
The Ceremony commenced with an inspection of a Guard of Honour mounted on the compound of the Presidential Palace, in the honour of Her Excellency Paulina Patience Abayage, upon arrival. Subsequent to that, she was escorted by the Chief of Protocol, His Excellency Mr. Riccardo Guariglia, to present her Letters of Credence to His Excellency the President of Italy.
Monday 6th March, 2017 has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana, in observance of the 60th Independence Day Celebration of the Republic of Ghana.
Mission will accordingly be closed on Monday 6th March 2017, and resume work on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
Gillbert Fossoun Houngo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized United Nations agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating poverty in developing countries around the world.