Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Hanna Serwah Tetteh, has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, as his Special Representative to the African Union.
The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Awutu Senya West will also Head the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The position became vacant in October, when the previous occupant, Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, became the President of Ethiopia.
The announcement was made Monday, December 10, during a media briefing by Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.
Ms Tetteh was appointed by the Secretary-General in July as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).
She served as Minister for Trade and Industry from 2009 to 2013 under former President John Atta Mills and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2017 during President John Mahama's tenure.
A practising lawyer, she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ghana.