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President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the members of the African Union (AU) to support Allan Kyeremateng, Ghana’s candidate, for the job of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The President made the appeal when he addressed the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday.

President Mahama nominated Mr. Kyeremateng for the WTO job at an AU meeting in Addis Ababa in July 2012. Speaking at the session President Mahama expressed his sincere gratitude and thanks to his colleagues for their support for the candidature of Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng as Africa's candidate for the WTO position.

“I look forward to your continued support as he begins to go through the processes of selection associated with this strategic position.”

“Fifty years after the formation of the OAU/AU, Africa is more than ready to lead this crucial world body through the much needed process of reform that will enhance Africa's prospects as an equal partner in the world trade system," he said.

President Mahama also use the occasion to acknowledge and extend warmest congratulations to Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the newly-elected Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

“We take pride in your appointment not merely because you are the first woman to hold this key position in our organization. In fact, the weight of your own credentials bear ample testimony of the sterling personal qualities and wealth of experience that you bring into this office.

Our excitement and optimism derive from the impact your work and achievements could make on the lives of millions of women across the continent and even beyond. You can, therefore, count on Ghana's full support during your tenure,” he added.

Government’s support for Mr. Kyeremanteng was first announced by the late President John Evans Atta Mills during the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2012.
Source: citifmonline.com

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