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Serbia’s Honorary Consul to Ghana, Steve Mawuenyega, has been found dead at his Accra residence.

The 63-year-old was reportedly found by his daughter and caretaker around 12:20 am on Monday.

This was after several failed attempts to reach the diplomat on phone.

The Accra Regional Police Command PRO, DSP Effia Tenge said Mr Mawuenyega’s daughter was worried due to her inability to reach her father for the past three days.

She then went to the residence in search of her father.

After knocking on his door for some time, she together with a caretaker saw him lying motionless in a supine position in his room, through a window.

She subsequently reported the death of her father to the Cantonment Police at about 1 am.

A team of police personnel were then sent to the residence to examine the body which has since been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

Meanwhile, sources close to the family say his death has left many in shock since he was not ill.

Biography

The late Mr Mawuenyega was a businessman and the Executive Chairman of Contrast Incorporated.

In 2019, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Ivica Dacic, on a visit to Ghana, proposed Mr Mawuenyega for appointment as the honorary consul of Serbia in Accra, a role which was subsequently approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul’s own country and to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries.

They are usually people of repute and business magnates who have reach within the political and business environment of the resident country.

Until his death, Mr Mawuenyega was also a member of the General Assembly of the Honorary Consular Corps of Ghana (HCCGH) and was also in charge of relations between Serbia and the government of Ghana.

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