The Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry late Wednesday confirmed the death of Eudora Hilda Quartey Koranteng, Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy, who is also accredited to Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro and FAO
She is said to have suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest.
She recently hosted President Akufo-Addo in Serbia when the president attended the 60th-anniversary celebrations of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in her concurrent capacity as Ghana’s envoy to Serbia, and was said to be in good health.
She assumed office on 11 June 2019 after presenting her letters of credence to President Sergio Mattarella, in the Italian capital, Rome. She was noted for having improved the efficiency of the mission by introducing an effective online and passport printing system.
In one year she had installed and operationalised the embassy’s biometric passport printing system.
The Ghanaian community notably embraced the new regime, recording over 3,000 online passport applications in the first month alone.
Ambassador Quartey-Koranteng succeeded Paulina Patience Abayage, after she was recalled by President Akufo-Addo to serve as the Upper East Regional Minister.