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I won’t contest as MP again – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway declares

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom constituency, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has disclosed that she will not contest her seat at Anyaa Sowutuom again.

According to her, she has served enough as a Member of Parliament for her constituency and it is about time she paved way for a fresh blood to occupy the seat.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, she explained that she has served 4 times in parliament and that others need to continue from where she had left.

Though she agrees that parliament needs her experiences, it is imperative that parliament also make way for fresh brains with new ideas to continue with parliamentary work.

"I do not have anybody in mind to replace me, though I have my favorite among those who have decided to contest, I will support anybody who the party chooses to replace me," she added.

She was appointed by President Nana Akuffo-Addo as Minister of Foreign Affairs on 10th January 2017. She is also the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom and once served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In May 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Shirley Botchway as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.

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