President John Dramani Mahama has nominated a former Executive Director of the West Africa Peace Building Network (WANEP), Mr. Emmanuel Bombande, as a Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
Bombande who is a security expert is currently the Special Adviser to the UN General Secretary’s Special Representative to West Africa.
His appointment is contained in a statement signed by the Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah on Monday.
The statement also announced the nomination of Mr. Joseph Angmor Tetteh and the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta North, John Oti Bless, as Deputy Ministers for the Eastern Region and Local Government & Rural Development respectively.
Brief profile of Mr. Bombande
Bombande has been a lead mediator in many community-based mediation efforts in West Africa, served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.
Mr. Bombande facilitates and teaches various peace building courses in different institutions. They include the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra-Ghana, the University of Ghana’s Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy – in Sweden
Mr. Bombande has a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi Ghana and Diploma from Cheik Anta Diop University-Dakar Senegal.