Eudora Hilda Quartey Koranteng, Ghana’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy with concurrent accreditation to Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, and the FAO, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, October 20th, according to top officials.

Ambassador Quartey Koranteng and President Sergio Mattarella

She recently hosted President Nana Akufo-Addo in Serbia while the President was in Serbia for the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and she was stated to be in good health.

President Akufo-Addo named Ambassador Koranteng in 2019.

She took office on June 11, 2019, in the Italian city of Rome, after giving her letters of credence to President Sergio Mattarella. She was credited with increasing the Mission’s productivity by implementing an efficient online and passport printing system.

Ambassador Quartey presenting her credence letter to the President of Italy in Rome

She installed and operationalized the Embassy’s Biometric Passport Printing System in less than a year.

The Ghanaian society has largely accepted the new regime, with over 3,000 (3000) online passport applications being submitted in the first month alone.

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

After President Akufo-Addo recalled Paulina Patience Abayage to serve as the Upper East Region Minister, Ambassador Eudora Quartey-Koranteng took her place.

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