Ghana’s High Commissioner Ghana to South Africa, George Ayisi -Boateng has said Government of Ghana was committed to the welfare of Ghanaians abroad especially, those in South Africa.

He said the establishment of a Diaspora Affairs Directorate at the Office of the President in Jubilee House, Accra, is a testament of government’s commitment to partnering with Ghanaians in the Diaspora to move the country forward.

“Last year, the commitment to Ghanaians in the Diaspora was demonstrated in the organisation of Diaspora Summit in Accra, which was well patronised by Ghanaians across the globe,” he said.

He said this at the 63rd Independence Day Anniversary held at Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria in the Gauteng province of the Republic of South Africa.

Mr George Ayisi Boateng also appealed to Ghanaians resident in the Republics South Africa, of Mauritius, Seychelles and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Eswatini, to register with the Pretoria Mission.

“Data is important for planning and policy implementation, which require your inputs,” he said.

The Ambassador, therefore, urged Ghanaian students and professionals in South Africa to use their knowledge and skills to assist in transforming Ghana.

“The Ghana High Commission acknowledges the presence of Ghanaian students and professionals in South Africa. I hereby encourage you to use the knowledge and skills acquired in South Africa to assist in transforming Ghana,” he stated.