It is a great honour for me to be appointed as Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America.  Having served here previously as Ghana’s Defence Attaché, I deem it a great privilege to represent my country once again, in this higher capacity as Ambassador.

In this appointment, it will be my endeavour to maintain and strengthen Ghana’s long-established relations with the United States of America and work assiduously to promote and deepen Ghana’s strategic partnership and economic cooperation with the host country.

Ghana recognizes the United States of America as a champion of democracy, scientific innovation and social justice.  Over the years she has pursued these ideals with prudence and single-mindedness.  Beyond that she has lent the weight of her moral sanction and material support especially to the less endowed countries.  In Ghana’s experience, the United States of America has been a principal prop and pillar of Ghana’s development since her independence in 1957.  These development assistance have come through various agencies such as the Peace Corps, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Africa Development Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, among others.  Our defence cooperation is also being actively pursued through the Africa Contingency Operation
Training Assistance (ACOTA) and the International Military Education and Training (IMET) programme.  Supported by such bulwark, I am convinced that Ghana would be able to work out its own unhindered destiny.

Ghana is gradually but steadily carving a niche for herself as a leading example of a hospitable, tolerant, democratic and development-oriented country that supports and cherishes the democratic values universally accepted.  The country has become a competitive business destination to which both American entrepreneurs and Ghanaians in the diaspora are warmly welcome to do business.  In this regard, the Ghana Embassy would collaborate particularly in the areas of substantial trade flows, energy security, cyber security, fighting piracy and transnational crimes; ensure tourism promotion, cultural exchanges and sports.  As our collective experience has shown over the years, there are certainly more areas of convergence than divergence between our two countries and I hope to champion this cause whilst serving as Ghana’s Ambassador.

I wish to extend my warmest felicitations to you, my compatriots in the diaspora, for your laudable contribution to the socio-economic development of your motherland over the years, and to invite you to respond to the Government’s new initiative in the projected establishment of ‘Diaspora Desks’ in all our overseas Missions.  Beyond its welfare orientation, this channel will offer yet another opportunity to all and sundry, to engage strategically with the various overseas entrepreneurs to bring trade and investment to the motherland.  In this ‘win-win’ venture, which I intend to roll out shortly here in the USA an opportunity would be offered to you to explore your boundless potential in venturing out into the global market to bring business to Ghana and prosperity to self.  I am certain you will join in this worthy cause.


Finally, I wish to add that this website will serve as the interface between our two governments, the diaspora Communities and give updated information on the Embassy’s services and activities.  I invite you to visit the website regularly to discover various aspects of the Ghanaian political landscape, her economy, her culture and her people.  Your feedback will be most welcome.  It is my sincere hope that visitors to the site will find it resourceful and we welcome any constructive suggestions that would help improve our services.

May I now in the Ghanaian tradition offer you all a hearty AKWAABA! (Welcome).




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Nov 14, 2015

Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), has assured US investors that their investment in Ghana is safe because the country has enjoyed peace, stability and security for the past twenty five (25) years and gone through six major elections peacefully and changed governments smoothly.

Nov 14, 2015

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Seth Terkper, has stated that the government is committed to staying within its revenue limits and would discipline itself against overspending in 2016, which is an election year.

Nov 14, 2015

Accra, Nov. 13, GNA – Mr Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on Friday on the authority of President John Dramani Mahama, moved Parliament to approve the Financial Policy of the Government for the year ending December 31, 2016.

Nov 14, 2015

Accra, Nov.13, GNA - The agriculture sector is expected to record a growth rate of 0.04 per cent signifying a down turn from the revised target of 3.6 per cent, Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Mr Seth Terkper told parliament on Friday.

Nov 14, 2015

Accra, Nov. 13, GNA – Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on Friday said government's home-grown policy and International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes have brought good gains at consolidating the economy.

Nov 14, 2015

Accra, Nov. 13, GNA - The International Monetary Fund’s October 2015 World Economic Outlook (WEO), recorded 2.9 per cent global growth in the first half of 2015, 0.3 percentage point lower than projected in April of this year.

Nov 14, 2015

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper says the government plans to achieve headline inflation of 10.1 per cent in 2016, as against the current high of 17.4 per cent in October 2015.

Nov 4, 2015

The implementation of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has received praise from importers and clearing agents across the country.

PAARS is a modernized system that has been developed by the Customs Division of GRA as part of the implementation of the National Single Window system to enhance revenue mobilization, improve border security and customs clearance, overcome duplication across regulatory agencies and promote trade facilitation.

Nov 4, 2015

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has made an urgent appeal to government to allow personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces and the National Security operatives to assist them in their duties.

The Authority is of the firm conviction that with the assistance of these security agencies, they will be able to curb the influx of adulterated and harmful products on the Ghanaian market.

Oct 27, 2015

Ghanaian and Turkish officials have held an official ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, to sail the much-anticipated power ship.

The power ship, one of two to be delivered by Karpower, is expected to arrive at the Tema Port on November 12 barring any marine weather conditions, officials have said.