Her Excellency Rev. (Mrs.) Jane Gasu Aheto has a deep passion for International relations and advocacy. Driven by this passion, she has served in various functions and positions within the Ghana Foreign Service. With over twenty (20) years of experience, particularly as Principal Advisor to the Ministry on Legal and Consular matters, she has strong relationship building skills and coordination abilities which have yielded many positive results for Ghana, and in some cases, Africa at large.
Her Excellency Jane Aheto was appointed in 2017 and commissioned Ambassador to Guinea and Guinea-Bissau by H.E. President Akufo-Addo in July 2018. She presented her credentials to President Alpha Conde of Guinea in September, 2018, and to President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau in February, 2021.
Ambassador Jane Gasu Aheto joined the Ghana Foreign Service in 1997, as Assistant Director, after a short stint in Private Legal Practice, under Prof. George Ofosu-Amaah. She rose to become the first female Director of the Legal and Consular Bureau, in 2014 – 2017. Ambassador Aheto has served in various positions in Ghana Missions in Malaysia, Germany, United Nations, and as Chargé d’ Affairés in Denmark and the rest of the Scandinavian countries.
From January, 2015, to September, 2017, Ambassador Aheto undertook a special assignment, as a Legal Counsel/Advocate (International Law Advisor) on the Ghana Team that successfully handled the “Dispute concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Cote d’ Ivoire) at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea”, in Hamburg, Germany.
Ambassador Aheto has served on several Boards, including the Ghana Boundary Delimitation Committee, now Ghana Boundary Commission, which successfully made Ghana’s submission to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in 2009, the Ghana Refugee Board and the Ghana Small Arms Commission, at various stages of her career.
Ambassador Aheto is a graduate of Law from the University of Ghana (1991) and the Ghana School of Law (1993). She also holds a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Legon Centre of International Affairs and Diplomacy and a Certificate in Diplomacy from Oxford University, UK (2007), amongst other short courses and training.
She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and also the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Ghana.
Ambassador Aheto is an Ordained Reverend Minister, and Co-founder together with her husband, Rev. Godwin Aheto, of “the Voice of His Word Ministries,” a Church dedicated to the propagation of the Gospel of Christ and training of the Youth.
She has a daughter and enjoys reading, travel and social work.