The Lebanese Embassy in Ghana has addressed media reports that incorrectly identified H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, as Sunil Waghmare, the Indian Guinness World Record holder.
H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir visited Akwaaba Village on Thursday, December 28, 2023, to provide major support to Ghanaian entrepreneur and journalist, Afua Asantewaa Aduonum, in her record-breaking endeavor.
H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir was photographed and videotaped at the event location, pledging support to Afua Asantewaa on behalf of the Lebanese community in Ghana.
However, certain media sources misidentified H.E. Mr. Maher Kheir in their coverage as Sunil Waghmare, the Indian who now holds the Guinness World Record, and the Embassy has attempted to clarify the situation.
In a statement issued on Friday, December 29, 2023, the Embassy said “Recent reports have mistakenly identified H.E Mr. Maher Kheir, the Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, as Mr. Sunil Waghmare, the Indian Guinness World Record holder. We would like to correct this error and confirm that Ambassador Kheir, due to the friendly relationship between the people of Lebanon and people of Ghana, attended the event at Akwaaba Village on Thursday, December 28th, 2023, in a gesture of support for Mrs. Afua Asantewaa O. Aduonum’s recordbreaking attempt.”
Mr. His Excellency Mr. Maher Kheir also congratulated Afua Asantewaa on her successful endeavor, calling it as a display of “dedication and perseverance.”
“His Excellency Mr. Maher Kheir extends his congratulations to Mrs. Aduonum on her official attempt of the current record. Her achievement serves as an inspiration, demonstrating the power of dedication and perseverance.
The Embassy also requested Ghanaian media outlets to take note of the clarification and make the appropriate changes.
“We appreciate all Ghanaian media houses’ attention to this correction and look forward to continuing the strong relationship between Lebanon and Ghana.