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.


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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May 12, 2017

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, Ms Justice Sophia Akuffo, has been nominated for appointment as the new Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.

She will take over from the sitting Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, who retires on June 9, 2017.

May 12, 2017

The government is taking steps to revive the initiative to brand the country to help promote the country’s image on the global markets.

The Ministry for Business Development has, consequently, initiated discussions with the Ministries of Trade and Industry, and Information, and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) to develop the Brand Ghana initiative into a more viable vehicle for marketing the country abroad.

Mar 1, 2017

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.

Feb 13, 2017

…As he ends tour of duty

Staff of the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC, have praised His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, out-going Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, describing him as a head of family, who put the family’s welfare and interest first.

Feb 13, 2017

Members of the Diplomatic community of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last January, bid farewell to a colleague, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, who had completed his tour of duty as Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA).

Feb 7, 2017

His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), has stated that his mission on assumption of office in October 2014, was to deepen strategic and security cooperation, broaden economic and trade relations with the United States of America and ensure technical cooperation was given a boost.

Ambassador Smith, who was speaking at a reception organized by the Department of State to mark the end of his tour of duty in the U.S. said, he achieved his mission and made significant progress with achievements worthy of celebration

Jan 19, 2017

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo , Ghana’s 5th President of the 4th Republic, was on Saturday, January 7, 2017, sworn into office with a call on all Ghanaians to be optimistic about the future, and unite for the development of the country.

He said his assumption of office will mark the beginning of a new era of economic transformation and prosperity for the country.

Nov 7, 2016

His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) presented his Letters of Credence to the President of Mexico, H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday, 24th October, 2016 at the Presidential Palace, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Nov 3, 2016

In commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the United Nations, the Oneness Family School in Washington DC, brought together diplomats and officials representing over 70 countries around the world in a flag-bearing ceremony themed “Education Goes International” on October 21, 2016.

Oct 17, 2016

Ghanaians in the United States America (USA) continue to pray for a free, fair, transparent and peaceful election as the country goes to the polls on December 7, 2016.

One of such prayer sessions under the auspices of the Ghana Embassy and the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance (COGIA), was held on Sunday, October 9, 2016.