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The High Commissioner

The High Commissioner

H.E Mr. Damptey Bediako Asare

His Excellency Mr. Damptey Bediako Asare is the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Kenya with concurrent accreditation to Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. He formally assumed duty on 1st September 2021 following presentation of his Letters of Credence to H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. He is also the Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ambassador Damptey Asare is a career Diplomat with over twenty-four years experience in the Ghana Foreign Service. He has served at Ghana Missions in Moscow, London, New York and Addis Ababa. While serving in New York, he was a negotiator for the Group of 77 & China on a number of Resolutions from 2007 to 2010. H.E Mr. Asare also represented the Ghana Permanent Mission in New York on the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and the United Nations Population Award Committee.

In September 2020, he was commissioned as Ambassador and posted to Ethiopia as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ghana in Addis Ababa.

Prior to his current appointment to Kenya, he was Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana. He has also served in a number of Bureaux in different capacities in the Foreign Ministry of Ghana.

The High Commissioner obtained a Certificate in Strategic Decision-Making for Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He is married with two children.

Mission News
Apr 27 H.E Damptey B. Asare presents Credentials to H.E Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi
H.E Damptey B. Asare presents Credentials to H.E Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi
H.E Damptey Bediako Asare, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Kenya is concurrently accredited to Rwanda, Uga ...
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Apr 27  Ghana mourns with Kenya...As historic leader Mwai Kibaki dies at 90
Ghana mourns with Kenya...As historic leader Mwai Kibaki dies at 90
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Apr 4 GHANA SHINES AT UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-AFRICA CULTURE WEEK
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Mar 31 EXCERPTS FROM PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO'S STATEMENT ON REVISION OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE 28TH MARCH 2022
EXCERPTS FROM PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO'S STATEMENT ON REVISION OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE 28TH MARCH 2022

“…So, from tomorrow, Monday, 28th March, the wearing of facemasks is no longer mandatory. I en ...

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Mar 24 H.E Damptey B. Asare meets Former President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
H.E Damptey B. Asare meets Former President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
H.E Asare met with Former President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at his offi ...
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Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:30, 1:30 - 4:00pm Please note Consular Section closes at 3:00pm
Visits to the Consular Section will be by online appointment only.
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  • nairobi@mfa.gov.gh