His Excellency Mr. Kwame Asamoah Tenkorang is the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Kenya with concurrent accreditation to the Republics of Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, Burundi and the United Republic of Tanzania. He assumed office in February, 2016. He is also the Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Human Settlements (UN-Habitat) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

H. E. Mr. Tenkorang is a seasoned diplomat with almost four decades experience in diplomacy. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976. With determination and hardwork, he rose through the ranks of the administrative class steadily to the highest echelon. During this period, he served in various departments and bureaux of the Ministry including Estates and General Services, Africa and OAU, Europe, Information, Finance and Accounts and Policy Planning.

 

With the zeal to excel in his chosen career, H. E. Mr. Tenkorang enrolled at the University of Ghana from 1976 to 1977 where he obtained Graduate Diploma in International Relations. He also enrolled in a Diplomacy Training Programme at the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he obtained another Diploma in International Relations from 1983 to 1984 and then in 1986, he obtained a certificate in Management and International Relations at Sofia Institute for Management and International Affairs in Bulgaria. To enrich his knowledge and experience in diplomacy, he also participated in a number of multilateral diplomatic training programmes organized under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva and Addis Ababa. He served in Ghana’s Missions in Geneva, Tokyo, Addis Ababa and Abuja.Having proven to be hardworking and diligent in the discharge of his duties, he was appointed as a Special Assistant to two (2) renowned Foreign Ministers namely; Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah and Amb. James Victor Gbeho.

 

Then in 1998-2000, he was seconded to the State Protocol Department as Deputy Director serving in the office of the Vice President. He later became the Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2006. He also served in Ghana’s Mission to the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Deputy High Commissioner until 2008 when he received his first ambassadorial appointment to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya with concurrent accreditation to Malta, a position he held till November, 2009 when he was again appointed as an Ambassador to Japan with concurrent accreditation to Singapore.
He diligently held this position until March 2011 when he was appointed the Director of State Protocol (Presidency) until this current appointment.