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Dec 24, 2013

Seasons' Greetings from Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum


As 2013 comes to an end and we celebrate the coming of the New Year, I take this opportunity to send seasonal greetings to readers of the Ghana Embassy web page. On behalf of the entire staff at the Washington Mission, I want to extend our deep appreciation to all who worked with us.

 

In conveying Christmas greetings to all our citizens in the U.S., I must also on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, thank you sincerely for the unfailing support you have provided in one form or the other to uphold the peaceful way we have displayed our democratic maturity throughout this year. My sincere thanks, too, goes to the armies of friends of Ghana who had faith in us and in our collective ability to resolve the 2012 post-election court case with a deep sense of commitment to the rule of law.

It is my wish that in this coming year, as we all try to do the little that we can to make Ghana a better place, we will have the assurance that things we take for granted can begin to flower for people in places that have not been as fortunate. The continuous effort by our security personnel, to make us comfortable as we go about performing our daily routines without any fear, is equally reassuring.

Furthermore, the completion of the Bui Hydro power project in the Banda District in the Brong Ahafo Region which is expected to produce 400 megawatts of power; the long-cherished hope of some Ghanaians to see the resurgence of the once famous Kumasi Shoe Factory materialize and the Government’s commitment to ensure that the Kpong Water Works Expansion Project is completed by December 2014 to provide water to the people of Adenta and its environs, are all a significant demonstration of our determination to achieve modest and yet meaningful progress. While admittedly there remain many challenges, it behoves on all of us as Ghanaians to contribute positively towards the overall development and prosperity of our country.

It is my prayer that we find peace and joy in our hearts and the prosperity that we all desire.

“Afehyia Pa!”

Daniel Ohene Agyekum

Ghana`s Ambassador

Washington D.C.