Reports reveal that Emmanuel Bombande has been nominated as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs by President John Mahama. This disclosure was made in a statement released by the Ministry of Communications on Monday.
Emmanuel Bambande is a security expert as well as a Conflict Resolution and peace-building consultant. He founded the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), and was the executive director of the organisation for 10 years. He resigned in 2015 to take up a diplomatic appointment as a Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and consequently a Special Assistant to the UN General Secretary’s Special Representative to West Africa.
If approved by parliament, he will work under foreign affairs minister Hanna Tetteh.
The statement also announced the nomination of former District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo, Joseph Angmor Tetteh and the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta, Joseph Oti Bless as Deputy Ministers for the Eastern Region and Local Government and Rural Development respectively.
About Emmanuel Bombande
Emmanuel Bombande is a conflict resolution, peace-building, and development professional from Accra, Ghana. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.
Mr. Bombande has a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA. He bagged 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.
He has been a lead mediator in many community-based mediation efforts in West Africa. Bombande served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana during which he advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.
Mr. Emmanuel 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.