President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari as Secretary to the Cabinet.

Her appointment took effect from February 14, 2017 and it’s in pursuant to Article 76(3) of the Constitution.

She becomes the first woman in Ghana’s history to hold this position, a statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin stated.

Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari is a career diplomat, and, was until her appointment, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Australia, with concurrent accreditation to New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other countries in the Pacific region.