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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 15, 2015

Tema, April 14, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday gave the assurance that government would do everything under its purview to revive the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) to take its rightful position in the smelting of alumina in the country.

He said he had directed the Ministry of power to make available all excess power to VALCO as soon as the current challenges were stabilized.

Apr 15, 2015

Accra, April 14, GNA - Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured investors that the medium to long term prospects of the country’s economy are good.

He said despite the economic challenges in the country income levels had improved and extreme poverty reduced.

Apr 15, 2015

Tema, April 14, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama said on Tuesday government has not sold the Electricity Company, and has no intention of doing so in the coming years.

He said: “Allowing private sector participation in power generation and distribution does not mean government is selling ECG to private companies".

President Mahama announced this when he inaugurated a 165 MVA Enclave power Company substation in Tema in the Greater-Accra Region.

Apr 15, 2015

Accra, April 14, GNA – Four towns have been identified for the pilot installation of solar lighting system in their communities.

They are Mayikpor in the Ga West District, Deigo in Akuapim District, Kontona Offinso District, and Komfokrom in Obuasi District.

Apr 15, 2015

Adansi, April 15, GNA - The Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has advised children in rural areas not to see themselves as disadvantaged, but rather take advantage of educational opportunities in their communities.

She said as future leaders, they must take their studies seriously since education is critical and key in nation-building.

Apr 11, 2015

Accra, April 9, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday repeated his call on the international development partners to write off the debts of the three most Ebola affected countries in West Africa.

He said apart from inflicting numerous health hazards on the countries; Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, their Gross Domestic Product had also been reduced by 4.6 percent.

Apr 10, 2015

Dormaa-Ahenkro, April. 8, GNA – Mrs. Lordina Mahama, First Lady, has appealed to queen-mothers to take active interest and commitment in promoting issues about education and health of women and children.

She said in demonstration to commitment of the welfare of women and children, the Lordina Foundation had trusted itself to creating awareness and raising funds to address challenging health issues such as breast and cervical cancer and had awarded scholarships to female students as the Foundation’s support in the educational sector and urged queenmothers to follow suit.

Apr 10, 2015

There are preparatory works ongoing at the Tema harbour toward receiving two power barges being imported from Turkey to supplant power production in Ghana, Deputy Minister of finance Cassiel Ato Forson has told Ultimate Breakfast Show host Prince Minkah.

Mr Forson said he is “aware that some preparatory works have just started at the dock in Tema, the fishing harbour where the ship is going to dock and they are going to erect the cables and sometimes do underground cables to evacuate the power to the national grid.”

Apr 10, 2015

Mr James Gunu, the District Chief Executive of Akatsi North District, has advocated the appointment of former Presidents as members of Council of State.

He said such appointments would “toughen” the Council and impact positively on its output.

Apr 10, 2015

Accra — A Chinese bank-funded gas processing plant built for Ghana at Atuabo, some 218 km west of the capital Accra, saw its first full gas production on Wednesday, local media has reported.

This follows the success of the phased commissioning process that began in September under the supervision of the country's energy commission.