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AMBASSADOR’S WELCOME STATEMENT

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.

GHANA IS OPEN TO BUSINESS AND EVERYBODY IS WELCOME ON BOARD!

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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Sep 3, 2015

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, August 31, 2015 completed the first review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.1 Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025 million (about US$116.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 166.05 million (about US$233.1 million).

Sep 3, 2015

Ghana plans to open up its tourism industry to visitors from alternative markets such as Turkey in a bid to meet the country’s 15-year tourism target of eight million tourists.

Ghana has a 15-year tourism plan, which aims to increase the annual number of tourists to Ghana from current the one million to eight million per annum by 2027.

Sep 3, 2015

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's Cocobod has paid back a $1.7 billion loan it received from international lenders last year, its spokesman said on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 putting to rest fears of default by the regulator due to this year's dismal harvest.

Noah Amenyah, head of public affairs, said Cocobod retired the loan before the deadline last week.

Sep 3, 2015

Ghana football legend Charles Kumi Gyamfi died here after battling a protracted illness, Xinhau news agency reported.

Gyamfi, 86, was the first African player to play in Germany when he joined Fortuna Düsseldorf football club in 1960.

Aug 18, 2015

The government has presented new conditions of service proposal to the striking members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to serve as a guide to the ongoing negotiations between the two parties in the labour dispute.

Aug 13, 2015

* Ghana 2015 GDP seen at 3.9 percent

* Commodity prices fall hurting Ghana's growth

* Consumer inflation hits 17.9 pct in July (Adds inflation figure, quotes,)

ACCRA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ghana's economy needs to expand by more than eight percent a year to create jobs for its growing population, its president said on Wednesday, a tough challenge for a country battling a fiscal crisis and weaker prices for its commodity exports.

Aug 13, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has insisted that the decision by aggrieved doctors to strike is “illegal” and “does not make sense.”

According to him, the strike must be called off because “we’re paying doctors their salaries and allowances as negotiated on single spine, but instead conditions of service.”
Aug 13, 2015

President Mahama has said the move to deny striking doctors their August salary falls in line with the Labour laws hence it will be enforced to ensure sanity prevails.

Aug 13, 2015

A labour analyst, Austin Gamey has backed government’s plans to withhold the salaries of striking public workers.

Aug 13, 2015

Public sector workers who absent themselves from work this month risk losing their salaries at the end of the month.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, it was spelt out in the Labour Law that workers on illegal strike risked forfeiting their salaries during the period of the strike.