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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 30, 2015

His Excellency, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, on Thursday March 26, 2015 joined his colleague Ambassadors in Washington DC metropolis to sign a book of condolence opened at the Singapore Embassy following the passing of that country’s founding Leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday announced that Ghana and Brazil would soon establish a Joint Permanent Cooperation Committee that would enable them to have bilateral engagements in the socio-economic development of their countries.

He said the two countries had over the years engaged in so many collaborations and the formation of such a permanent committee would catapult their development and cooperation.
Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 26, GNA - Professor Stehpen Adei, Former Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, has entreated the Chief Justice to set up a special libel and slander court for aggrieved people to have their cases settled expeditiously.

Prof Adei said even though the country has appropriate penalties and remedies in the statute books, the need for the special court would expedite redress for victims of uncontrolled bad press, leading to responsible journalism.

 

Mar 30, 2015

Bamiakor, (WR), March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has said the Community Day Senior Schools that his administration is constructing would eventually be provided with boarding facilities.

 He explained that the schools were interim provisions meant to absorb the numerous Junior High Schools graduates, who could not gain admission into the existing schools because of inadequate facilities.

Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 25, GNA - Parliament on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the Electoral Commission (EC), for the suspended local level elections which should have taken place on March 3.

Contributions from both the Majority and Minority sides of the House minced no words in condemning the huge loss of over GH¢300 million to the nation, as a result of the botched elections.

 The EC has been under fire since the Supreme Court put the intended district level elections on ice.

Mar 30, 2015

Takoradi, March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has said the Government's Regional Road Upgrading Programme is progressing to facilitate socio-economic activities in the regions.

Under the programme, the President said, the Government was sponsoring the upgrading of all roads in the regional capitals, after which it would be extended to Municipal and district capital roads.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 21, GNA - President John Mahama has recomposed Cabinet, replacing the Ministry of Transport with the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, a communication to Parliament said on Friday.

Mar 24, 2015

Agogo (Ash), March 23, GNA – The Ministry of Education has warned that it would deal decisively with Heads of Senior High Schools (SHS), who disregarded its directive not to burden parents with unapproved fees.

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the Minister, said any such erring school head, would be appropriately sanctioned.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 21, GNA - The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Friday laid a new Constitutional Instrument (CI) in Parliament, to guide the conduct of the district level elections, which is likely to be held in July.

The document, consistent with the 1992 Constitution, granting the rights for the conduct of and guidelines for the elections, has been branded CI 89.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 20, GNA - Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, has urged relatives of persons with disability to recognise the collective responsibility of such people with special needs in order for them to make valuable contributions to the shared future of the world.

The role of families is central to supporting persons with Down syndrome by promoting their equal status in society and empowering them to be their own advocates, he said in a statement ahead of the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2015.