GHANA OPENS CONSULATE IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Mr. E-B. Asare-Asiedu, Chargé D'Affaire of the Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC has expressed the gratitude of the Ghanaian Government and people for the hand of friendship extended to the country by the United States of America (USA), for the support and cooperation the country has enjoyed over the years.
Mr. Asare-Asiedu said this, when he commissioned the Honorary Consulate of Ghana for the Delta Region in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, February 17, 2017.
The Acting Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ghana pointed out that, appointing Mr. Sherman Banks as the Honorary Consul, the Government of Ghana took due cognizance of his stature and deep commitment to the development of all men, especially the advancement of Ghanaians he has for so many years been associated with.
During his two-year tenure as the first African-American elected President of Sister Cities International, Mr. Banks co-led peace missions to Egypt and Morocco and worked for the realization of his dream of conducting the first ever Sister Cities International “Islamic Summit – Citizen Diplomacy in the 21st Century” Mr. Asare-Asiedu added.
Mr. Banks has also worked with elected officials to develop agricultural, economic, tourism, trade and political programs in Italy, England, Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, among others.
On Ghana US relationship, Mr. Asare-Asiedu noted that the relation has grown from strength to strength through cooperation in wide-ranging fields such as power and infrastructure, oil and mineral resources, environmental protection, agricultural mechanization and Human Resource Development.
Mr. Banks appointment, he said, is therefore of great significance as it reflects Ghana’s desire to enhance her bilateral relations particularly in the economic and commercial spheres.
“We have no doubt that with his many years of public service and human development record, Mr. Banks stands ready to help attract the relevant skills and investment so required to Ghana”, he added
Mr. Asare-Asiedu, reassured development partners of Ghana’s continued hospitality and support in providing the necessary environment to facilitate the establishment of business ventures and investments in Ghana.
The Acting Head of Mission congratulated Mr. Banks and wished him every success in this very important assignment and assured him of all the necessary support from the Embassy.