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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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Apr 28, 2016

President John Mahama says workers can expect an improvement in their finances beginning 2017 when the economy will be set to bounce back strongly.

Speaking in an interview with Brong Ahafo Radio Thursday, President John Mahama indicated that his administration's hard work will pay off in 2017 when the economy takes off next year.
Apr 28, 2016

A ten-day limited voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has begun throughout the country.

The EC hopes to register about 1.2 million people as it opened the register, Thursday, April 27 at more than 3,000 polling centers across the country.

Apr 28, 2016

 

The Electoral Commissioner, Mrs Charlotte Osei, has said the Commission would be expanding the number of polling stations nationwide to 29,000 for the November 7,2016 elections.

She said the decision to create more polling stations would reduce long queues and pressure during elections.

Apr 28, 2016

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday said preparations towards ensuring a credible, acceptable and violence-free Election 2016 was on cause.

The Commission said it had accepted and implemented some of the recommendations that were made after the Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 Presidential election towards reviewing some aspects of the electoral process, while others were still under discussion.

Apr 5, 2016

 

Ghanaians in the United States of America (USA), marked Ghana’s 59th Independence anniversary on Friday, March 4, 2016 under the theme “Investing In The Youth For Ghana’s Transformation” with a cocktail reception attended by officials of the US government,  Diplomats and a host of people including Ghanaian nationals

The celebration was climaxed with an interfaith (non-denominational) Church service held on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Apr 5, 2016

The Ghana Mission in Washington DC on Thursday, February 25, 2016 held an Interactive Engagement with Stakeholders on the theme, “Strengthening Collaboration For Sustainable Development …2016 Stakeholder Engagement”.

The objective of the engagement was to forge a closer partnership and provide a sustainable link between the Mission and various development partners within the United States government system.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 30, 2016

President John Dramani Mahama, has urged Ministers of State to strictly adhere to government policies, which would help improve on the living standards of Ghanaians in their areas.

That, he said, could be achieved by implementing and monitoring all policies based on the tenets of good governance, democracy and transparency.

Mar 30, 2016

 

The Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana, in pursuit of promoting Ghanaian Businesses, especially small and medium enterprises, is introducing its website, www.ghanatrade.gov.gh to the Diaspora Business community and investors.

Mar 29, 2016

CHALLENGES IN THE ACQUISITION OF

PASSPORTS AT GHANA MISSIONS ABROAD

IN VIEW OF THE MANY CONCERNS, THE EMBASSY CONTINUES TO RECEIVE IN RESPECT OF THE ACQUISITION OF MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS, WE REPRODUCE BELOW A COMMUNICATION ISSUED ON THE SUBJECT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION, FOR THE INFORMATION OF OUR CHERISHED COMPATRIOTS:

Mar 22, 2016

The University of Aberdeen has conferred an honorary degree of Doctors of Laws (LLD) on President John Mahama.