Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Papa Owusu Ankomah has recovered after contracting COVID-19 early last month. In a statement from the Commissioner, he thanked all and sundry for their prayers and well wishes towards him, his family and the commission during this difficult time.
“Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude and I’m fortunate to know that I have concerns of each and every one of you”, he said. Papa Ankomah, in his statement also expressed gratitude to all those who supported him in diverse ways, while he was indisposed including the president, Akufo Addo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Intergration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey who helped manage affairs at the High Commission while he was away.
He extended gratitude to the the health workers who attended to him and ensure his safe recovery. “I am inspired by their abilities, diligence, selflessness, sensibility and devotion to the calling”, he said of them. Papa Owusu Ankomah tested positive on Friday, April 10 2020 and was shortly sent to the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Free Hospital in London.
The High Commissioner in his statement acknowledged the devastating effect the pandemic has had on the world economies and the lives of persons across the globe. “However, I remain optimistic, and I strongly believe that, the UK and Ghana, and the rest of the world will overcome this virus. He entreated Ghanaians, in the UK to adhere to all safety precautions laid down by UK authorities to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.