Pope Francis and Mr Bebaako-Mensah
Pope Francis has officially welcomed Ghana?s first resident Ambassador to the Vatican, H.E. James K. Bebaako-Mensah.
Mr Bebaako-Mensah last Friday presented his letters of credence to the Pope as the Ghanaian envoy to the Holy See, reported the Vatican Radio December 20, 2013.
Mr Bebaako-Mensah was appointed as envoy to the Holy See by President John Mahama on May 22, 2013.
?We congratulate Ghana?s J. K. Bebaako-Mensah for the presentation of his Credentials and welcome him as the newest residential Ambassador,? the Vatican said.
The distinguished civil servant with considerable experience has served in various capacities, including as Secretary to the President of Ghana, when he was recalled from retirement in January 2009 by the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He also served as Secretary to the Cabinet during the second term of President Jerry John Rawlings, retiring from the Civil Service in April 2001.
Ambassador Bebaako-Mensah was born in Kete-Krachi in the Volta Region of Ghana on November 11, 1941.
He is a graduate of the University of Ghana, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College.
By Ekow Quandzie/GBN