General News of Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Newly-appointed Ambassador-at-large Dr Edward Mahama has said he will not disclose to the public the specific role President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked him to play in his new portfolio.
“I won’t mention it on air,” the five-time flag bearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) told sit-in host of the Class91.3FM Executive Breakfast Show, Kwesi Parker-Wilson, on Tuesday 11 July in an interview.
The medical doctor, however, added: “It’s an area that I feel very passionately about.”
Ambassador-at-large means the president is at liberty to assign Dr Mahama to any role he wants him to play.
Dr Mahama said his appointment was “an honour to serve God, the nation and the president”.
In his view, turning down that opportunity would have been a show of “inordinate pride – which I don’t have”. “Serving this nation in any capacity is service to God,” he added.