Gregory Andrews, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, has completed his 17-month assignment in the country.
At the Jubilee House in Accra, he saw President Akufo-Addo last week to tell him farewell.
The High Commissioner was also accredited to eight other West African countries, including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo, but spent most of his time in Accra.
In his parting call, the outgoing High Commissioner reminded the President that, although his tour of duty appeared to be brief, he is leaving with happy memories.
He praised the President, his government, and the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Abu Jinapor, for their efforts to combat unlawful mining, dubbed “galamsey” by locals.
He stated that as an indigenous Australian, he would always support efforts to protect land, rivers, ecosystems, and natural resources, which is why he feels forced to applaud the government on its efforts to stop the exploitation of the country’s natural resources.
In his answer, President Akufo-Addo stated that the High Commissioner’s visit had been “packed with activities,” and praised the envoy for demonstrating his love and concern for Ghana throughout his brief stay.
“You have been a very busy High Commissioner in Ghana, and we have appreciated your presence.” “I believe that people have enjoyed the vitality of your representation because you have been extremely loud on various subjects,” the President said.