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  • November 15, 2019
  • The youth is Africa’s source of competitive advantage. (Ambassador Boateng)
The youth is Africa’s source of competitive advantage – Ambassador Boateng

Ghana’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Ambassador Edward Boateng is the latest diplomat to emphasize the importance of nurturing Africa’s youth and providing them with opportunities for growth and leadership.

Speaking to participants at the 2019 edition of Africa Dialogues; an annual gathering of African and Chinese diplomats, corporates and students in Beijing, Ambassador Boateng shared the African success story and indicated that aggressive participation of young people in entrepreneurship, governance, civil society and education amongst others is what is needed to ensure a sustained development agenda.

Ambassador Boateng mentioned that the contribution of Africa’s youth is central to the successes of the African Union (AU)’s Agenda 2063 aspirations. He added that Aspiration 6 of the AU Agenda states, “We aspire for an Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of women and youth”.

“To achieve a united, strong and developed Africa free from conflicts, young people must be actively engaged and nurtured to develop talents, dreams and aspirations. Most young people want to live a decent life and be able to raise their families and therefore if the environment is enabling with fair laws, justice systems and a concerted effort at implementation, Africa’s story in 20 years will be different” he said. “Africa needs passionate people dedicated to the development of the continent and therefore, it is a responsibility of all Africans, governments and institutions to be committed to this course.”

The Ambassador to China implored African students and leaders of start-ups present to return home after completion of their programmes and attainment of their goals in China and contribute to the development of their countries and by extension Africa.

He noted “We speak about the Chinese and how they have been able to build their country in one generation (40 years); but honestly, who were the builders? It is the youth and young ones who worked hard and implemented the policies and decisions after the 1970 reform and opening up. The current leaders of China in business, government etc. were young people in the 1970’s; who developed themselves and prepared for the booming opportunity that was ahead. It included those who left China temporarily for studies and training. Similarly, I entreat you to be forward thinking and realize the opportunities Africa’s current policies such as the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCfTA) brings”.

Ambassador Boateng added ‘Africa’s median age is 19.4years and therefore the gains of AFCfTA, AU’s Agenda 2063 and other futuristic policies in individual member countries will be achieved by the youth and benefits enjoyed thereof”.

According to the Brookings Institute, AfCFTA if implemented well, will enable Africa have a combined consumer and business spending of $6.7trillion in 2030 whilst the continent’s manufacturing sector is projected to double in size with an annual output of $ 1 trillion by 2025 and over 14 new million jobs. It is therefore imperative that Africa’s youth develop and prepare adequately to ensure resounding local participation and benefits accordingly.

Ambassador Boateng anchored his message on the need for self-development and education, sharing the Nana Akufo Addo-led government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) policy details with participants and explained that such policies provide an equal and common platform for every child to have access to education and added that Irrespective of the initial implementation challenges akin to many global policy trajectories, we cannot underestimate and quantify the value to Ghana and Africa in future.

The Kenyan Ambassador to China; Ms. Sarah Serem also expressed confidence in the African youth and proposed that leadership opportunities be made available to the youth to successfully lead the next generation of Africans.

Themed “This is Africa; a thriving hub for Global Talents and Innovation”, the 2019 Africa Dialogues was organized by Duapa Africa and focused on Africa’s technology, people, culture and tourism to reshape the thoughts and perceptions about the continent.

Other diplomats and dignitaries present at the event were Mr. Elisio Benedito Jamine; Senior Political, Peace and Security Officer at the AU Permanent Mission to China, Mr. Edwin Limo; Counsellor at the Kenyan Embassy in China, Ms. DeSouza Nadege; Counsellor at Benin’s Embassy in China, Dr. Luo Zhuowei, Deputy Director at the Investment Promotion Centre of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Mr. Xinliang Zhao, Director of Haidian Pioneer Park.

  • September 08, 2019
  • NUGS – China congratulates Ambassador Boateng and his team at Ghana’s Diplomatic Mission in China
NUGS – China congratulates Ambassador Boateng and his team at Ghana’s Diplomatic Mission in China

The National Union of Ghana Students – China (NUGS-China) has congratulated Ghana’s Ambassador to China; His Excellency Edward Boateng and Ghana’s Diplomatic Mission in China for being awarded Outstanding Ambassador and Outstanding Diplomatic Mission respectively for the year 2018.

At this year’s “Made in Ghana” award ceremony organized by the Ghana Entrepreneurs Foundationon Friday 30th August, Ambassador Boateng and his team were awarded for their efforts in boosting trade, people to people exchanges and strengthening overall Ghana-China ties.

Amongst others, the team was awarded for their strategic decision and opening of a Ghanaian consulate in China’s Guangdong Province; known as a hub for trade and the destination for most Ghanaian businessmen who travel to China. In the past two years, Ghana’s image and reputation has improved in China and through effective negotiation and representative skills, Ghana was invited as a guest country of honour for the 2018 Expo in China; the first and only African country to be given such status since the inception of the Expo. In addition, through the efforts of the team, Ghana was invited to participate in China’s popular tea summit even though Ghana is not a tea producing country. That however opened the doors to showcase Ghana’s cocoa as alternative to tea. The increase in student scholarships and the organization of the first consular meeting between Ghana and China (first in 59 years) are among the many reasons cited by the event organizers as justification for this award.

In a congratulatory message signed by Mr. Felix Gyawu Addo; President of NUGS-CHINA, he acknowledged the progress of the Mission and also stressed that the award inspires the team to maintain and sustain the good relationship between the two countries and enhance the lives of Ghanaians and students in China.

Mr. Gyawu Addo thanked Ghana entrepreneur’s foundation and its partners for acknowledging the tireless efforts of Ghana’s Diplomatic Missions in China and Ambassador Boateng towards the realization of a “Ghana Beyond Aid”.

  • October 4, 2019
  • China's 70th anniversary: A journey worth celebrating
China's 70th anniversary: A journey worth celebrating

On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I send hearty congratulations to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the people of China on the 70th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The past 70 years certainlydeservesa grand celebration.

The leaders of the CPC deserve commendation for lifting their people out of extreme poverty and propelling China into a first-class economy. They have a legitimate reason to celebrate their achievements.

Today the People's Republic of China is counted among the leading nations of the world witha high rate of GDP growth and described as "the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history" by the World Bank. China achieved most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and continues to make significant contributions to the global achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Africa, China plays a role in the infrastructure priority goals of most governments through initiatives such as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). China's remarkable development of high-speed trains and now being tested C919 passenger airplane is an evidence of how fast China's infrastructure has developed. These and many others achievements are not easy heights to attain and sustain with a population of 1.3 billion within a span of 70 years.

In addition, China is now increasingly one of the leading voices of reason and stability in the world. It is the second highest contributor to the United Nation's (UN) peacekeeping operational budget and such transformations can only be attributed to the thoughtful and resilient leadership of the CPC from generation to generation since the time of Chairman Mao Zedong.

In the two years that I have stayed in China, I have personally been marveled by the character of the Party which is deeply reflected in the nation. This is exhibited in the firmness of leadership, tenacity of purpose and determination to carry through programs. I have visited 20 provinces and several cities and throughout my travels, I have been struck and amazed by the level of hope and remarkable vigor exhibited by people of all walks of life.

As the ambassador of a country whose current vision is geared towards self-sustainability and development, this brings hope and a sense of possibility. The fact that more than 850 million people have been lifted out of poverty in China according to the World Bank proves that it is possible. Many only attribute China's success to the reforms in 1978 but I believe the reform was built on the successes and failures of initiatives that started from 1949.

Learning from the past meant recognizing that the planned economic system that was introduced before the 1970s was defective along with its political complexities and therefore introducing a market-oriented approach was the way to go. By instituting the right policies and strict monitoring thereof, China achieved a GDP growth rate of 9.4 percent from 1978 to 2018 compared to its annual GDP growth average of 4.4 percent from 1952 to 1978.

Beyond all these tangible developments, what impresses me most is the character of the nation that runs through the country: the can-do and must-achieve spirit. 

Ghana is resolved to working with China in the spirit of FOCAC, especially on the implementation of the eight initiatives and the Belt and Road ideals put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The successful implementation of these initiatives will definitely make the world kinder, gentler and humane for the next generation, especially in Africa.

Ghana's relations with China is on a positive trajectory with a renewed sense of purpose. By 2018, trade volumes between the two countries had increased by over 11.6 percent placing Ghana as China's seventh largest trading partner in Africa and China as Ghana's largest trading partner. A Ghana Consulate-General was established in Guangzhou in April 2019 to provide consular and other services to many Ghanaian traders and business people who visit the city, an evidence of the increasing business and trade between both countries.

Conscious of a trade imbalance, the Ghanaian government aims to reduce the deficit through initiatives such as the government's flagship One District-One Factory policy and the continent's African Continental Free Trade Agreement. In achieving this, the Chinese example is a motivation and blueprint to study and create unique strategies just as China did.

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H. E Edward Boateng

High Commissioner

Dr. Charles Dwamena

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Mr. McArios Akanbeanab Akanbong

Minister/Head of Chancery
Consular/Welfare


Mr. Abu Osuman

Minister - Counsellor/Political 
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Mr. Sylvester Kofi Acherekoh

Minister- Counsellor / Head of Consular Affairs a
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Mrs. Beryl Agyeiwaa Lomotey

Counsellor/Economic
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Mr. Felix Eddie Arthur

Counsellor/Multilateral & Diaspora Affairs a
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Mr. Philemon Agyei Omantam

First Secretary/Accounts & Estates 

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Mr. Alfred Nii Annan Hammond

First Secretary / Consular Affairs 

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Sheila Anerley Ashley

First Secretary/Administration 

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Mr. Alex Mensah

Minister-Counsellor / Trade Attache


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Brigadier General Joseph Adu Boampong

Defence Attaché


WOI  Asante-Yeboah Farrakhan

Chief Clerk/Admin Officer


CPOI  Andoh Sylvia Nana

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WOII Sarah Dosu-Oppong

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