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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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Mar 2, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the business community that the current situation of power outages is a temporary one which will be resolved shortly.

He said steps are being initiated in collaboration with the World Bank and the United States government, to devise and execute energy sector reforms that will ensure that the unfortunate situation never arise again.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama is expected to address the 8th Pan African Congress (PAC), which is a historic gathering of the Global African Family from March 4th to 7th at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – Ghana is to participate in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) slated for March 9th to 20 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Representatives of member states, UN entities, and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and accredited non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world will attend the session.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday appealed to the people of the Peki-Blengo traditional area to use peaceful and formalised ways in finding a successor to the late Deiga Kwadzo Dei XI in Peki Blengo.

Mar 2, 2015

There is now a growing tendency on the part of Ghanaian voters to vote on issues, programmes and the calibre of candidates, a far departure from the past when most electors voted based on the ethnicity, religion, region and familial affiliation of contestants, according to a recent Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) survey.

Feb 27, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has expressed his intention to use dialogue to increase mutual understanding among political parties with the aim of improving relations for peaceful co-existence.

“To enhance rapprochement and political harmony, I will continue to dialogue and build bridges with the leadership and membership of other political parties,” President Mahama said in his third State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

Feb 27, 2015

Ghana is expected to receive 100 million dollars as the first tranche of bailout funds from April under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program.

That should come in after the IMF board meets on April 3 to consider Ghana's request for financial assistance.

Feb 27, 2015

Abidjan, Feb 26, GNA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised Ghana for taking initiatives that would provide the necessary impetus for it to accede to the United Nations’ Conventions on Statelessness by 2016.

Feb 27, 2015

Abidjan, Feb 26, GNA – Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted a declaration in the context of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) campaign to end statelessness within 10 years.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb 26, GNA - Rt. Hon. Speaker

Your Excellency, the Vice President

Your Ladyship, the Chief Justice

Honourable Members of Parliament

I feel honoured to stand once again before this August house, pursuant to Article 67 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, to present to you a message on the State of the Nation.