Some diplomats come and go…
They’re as noticeable as a blade of grass in a lawn. They validate David Lloyd’s quote that “diplomats were invented to waste time.” Not so, Jon Benjamin, the High Commissioner of Britain to Ghana who has become a fixture among the country’s Twitteratti.
He uses social media to actively engage ordinary Ghanaians on everything from GH-UK trade to his beloved West Ham’s latest woes & hopes, occasionally entangling himself in controversy, as he did in 2015 in a drug-trafficking case involving the Ghanaian convict Ms. Ametepe.
But he appears to have stripped British diplomacy of its stiff upper-lip by immersing it in twitter.
Our favorite Tweetplomat Tonight on the Lounge: Jon Benjamin