Lain Walker new British High Commissioner to Ghana; Jon Benjamin out

The Foreign Office of the UK has announced the appointment Lain Walker as Her Majesty’s British High Commissioner to Ghana.

Lain Walker thus replaces Jon Benjamin, a man whose tenure in Ghana as a diplomat has been deemed controversial due to some of his utterances and actions.

The Foreign Office made the announcement on its official Twitter handle on Friday February 17, 2017.

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Lain Walker has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the past 6 years, spending four of those years as Director of the Board.

As a law graduate from the University of Dundee, his experience is wide-ranging, including a consulting role for PwC, a two year stint in the UK Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit as a policy lead in transformational government and a four year role at EY (formerly Ernst & Young – one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms).

Ghana and Britain have quite a strong connection dating back to pre-independence era, and have thus valued the relationship and deepened it at every point for their mutual benefit.

By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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