Wednesday, 09 June 2021

Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has taken Ghana’s campaign to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council a notch higher by calling on the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York.

Madam Ayorkor Botchwey used the occasion to brief the UN scribe about what Ghana intends to do when elected onto Security Council, which includes promotion of peace and security, scaling up the fight against terrorism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, climate change and helping to reduce unemployment in Africa.

The UN Secretary General was also informed by the foreign minister of the decision by DRC to withdraw from the race to be elected onto the UN security.

The development paves way for the two countries, Ghana and Gabon to get the nod to represent Africa on Friday, June 11, 2021, when election is held. Africa has two slots on the ten non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

The UN Security Council has five permanent seats, which is held by the US, UK, France, Russia and China and ten non-permanent seats– membership of which changes every two years.


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My conversation today is an insight with the Marketing Manager of Ghana’s Accra city Yaw Mamphey. He beliefs the pandemic has offered the hospitality sector an opportunity to build a sustainable market with the domestic market as its main pillar.

Yaw has over 10 years experience as a Top–Performing hospitality and guest-oriented professional, steering business development, operational efficiencies and strategic sales and marketing initiatives for hotels and resort properties. He had always provided leadership for the teams he works with. Execute a “clear vision and voice” to align with high ethical standards and cultures of discipline that value integrity and transparency in the core business.

He played a key role in sales & marketing in leading countryside and city hotel properties to unprecedented market share, revenue and profit. Increased revenue within the first year at the Accra City Hotel property. Developed a high-performing team that led Accra City Hotel to the highest market share and profit in last few years of operation. This helped in aiding the hotel to earn 20 Awards & Accolades for Excellence in the first 2 years of assignment at Accra City Hotel. Yaw in the course of his career been bestowed with the awards below

  • “Most Admired Hospitality Professional” 2020 – Hospitality Awards Ghana
  • “Best Marketing Director - Africa” 2019 - Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards
  • “Most Admired Sales & Marketing Director” 2019 - Hospitality Awards Ghana
  • “Excellence in Marketing Management” 2018 – The Bizz Awards

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