President John Dramani Mahama has confirmed his government’s support for the candidature of Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, a former Minister for Trade and Industry, for the position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
President Mahama asked his colleagues in an address at the 7th Summit of the Heads of State and Governments of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Thursday, to join Ghana support Mr Kyeremanten for the position.
An official statement said the Government’s decision to support Mr Kyeremanten was first announced by the late President John Evans Atta Mills during the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2012.
Speaking to journalists after his address, President Mahama gave the assurance that Ghana would use its leverage within the Committee of Nations to garner support for Mr Kyeremanten’s bid.
Ghana, he said, had already secured the support of the entire membership of the AU and expressed the hope that through negotiations and dialogue other countries, including members of the 79-member ACP, would go with Ghana's choice.