July 19, 2019
The newly sworn-in Human Rights Commissioners have paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s High Commissioner, H.E. Mr. Francis Abakah, at the Chancery.
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce themselves to the High Commissioner and to discuss opportunities for future collaboration with their Ghanaian counterpart, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
The delegation was led by the Vice Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Victor Idrissa Lansana and included Commissioner Dr. Gassan Abbess, with oversight of the Directorate of Monitoring and Research, Commissioner Hassan Samba Yarjah in charge of Regional Affairs, Mr. Joseph Kamara, the Executive Secretary and Mr. Ishmael Bayor, Principal Public Relations Officer.
The delegation sought to explore various forms of partnership in the areas of capacity building, logistics and a possible working visit to Ghana for engagement with their counterparts.
It was indicated that Ghana was their country of choice given its enviable democratic and human rights credentials.
In welcoming the delegation, the Ghana High Commissioner, H.E. Mr. Francis Abakah, stated that it was always a pleasure to receive and interact with officials of the host country.
He added that such engagements provide the platform for exchange of information and best practices. He applauded the government for the various initiatives aimed at injecting a new lease of life and engendering confidence in State institutions. He urged the Commissioners to work with dedication and integrity so as to build public trust in the administration of justice.
With regards to the request for collaboration with their Ghanaian counterparts, the High Commissioner highlighted the historical relations between the two countries and assured them of the Mission’s support.