Francisca Ashietey Odunton

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Francisca Ashietey-Odunton

Francisca Ashietey Odunton771
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Francisca Ashietey-Odunton is a Ghanaian journalist, broadcaster, and diplomat. She was the former Acting Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and Ghana's high commissioner to Kenya.

She obtained an Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificate from the Aburi Girls Senior High School and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences with a major in English from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and is a graduate of the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1997, she obtained an LLB from the Ghana School of Law and is a barrister of Law with 16 years of experience. She also has over 20 years of experience as a broadcaster and a TV presenter with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation which she joined in 1990.

She was the production assistant working on programs like Adult Education and Country Music, Kyekyekule, and Children's Own. She then became a director and in 1994 transferred to the newsroom as a newsreader, editor, and presidential correspondent for eight years.

Francisca Ashietey-Odunton became Chief Editor and was transferred to the legal division as Senior Legal Officer. She covered international conferences including the African Union Summit, Ecowas Summit, and World Food Summit.

In November 2013, she was appointed Deputy Director-General General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and later the Acting Director-General in May 2016.

Nana Akuffo-Addo named Francisca Ashietey-Odunton as Ghana's high commissioner to Kenya on 2 August 2017.