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Official Handover Ceremony at MESTI: Dr. Kwaku Afriyie to Hon. Ophilia Mensah Hayford

Accra, June 20, 2024 – Today, a brief and formal ceremony was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), marking the official handover of responsibilities from Dr. Kwaku Afriyie (MP, Sefwi Wiawso) to Hon. Ophilia Mensah Hayford (MP, Mfantseman).

During the ceremony, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the technical staff for their unwavering support, excellent teamwork, and cooperation. He commended MESTI for its significant contributions to the growth and development of Ghana.

In her remarks, Hon. Ophilia Mensah Hayford thanked Dr. Afriyie for his dedicated service and for spearheading numerous critical initiatives within the ministry. She acknowledged his invaluable institutional knowledge and pledged to uphold his legacy, emphasizing her commitment to advancing MESTI’s goals.

“We have all witnessed the positive impact Dr. Afriyie has had on MESTI. His leadership and dedication have set a high standard, and I am committed to building on the strong foundation he has established. Let us all work together to move Ghana forward,” said Hon. Hayford.

In recognition of his exemplary leadership and service, citations were presented to Dr. Kwaku Afriyie. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the ministry and the nation. Dr. Afriyie now serves as the Presidential Envoy on Climate Change of Ghana and will continue to support MESTI from the Office of the President, Jubilee House.

The ceremony concluded with a call for continued cooperation and collective effort to advance the development of MESTI and Ghana.