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23 January 2017

‘I’ve no new UN appointment’ – Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama says he has not been given any new appointment by the United Nations as is being suggested.

Some media reports quoted the former president as having described his appointment by the UN co-chair a session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with the Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway as humbling

The reports quoted Mr Mahama as having posted on his Facebook account that the appointment speaks volumes about Ghana’s leadership on the path of sustainable development.

“It proves not only that we are on the right track, but also that we lead the way. The world is proud of us, and this makes me extremely proud of each and every one of you!,” the reports quoted the president.

However, Mr Mahama has denied such new appointment this year as suggested, and clarified his UN appointment to co-chair the SDG advocacy group was in January 2016.

“Folks! I have no new UN appointment. The Co-chair of SDG advocacy group appointment was last year January when I was President,” he posted on his official Twitter account late Sunday, few hours after the reports surfaced.

Mr Mahama added “what many are sharing are the UN statement from January 2016 announcing the appointment & my statements at the 2016 Davos Forum”.

Former President Mahama exited office on January 7, 2017 having lost the December 7, 2016 presidential election to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Prior to his leaving office, he was appointed to co-chair the ECOWAS mediation committee that tried to resolve the political impasse in the Gambia.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|

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