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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Oct 6, 2015

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Oct 6, 2015

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Sep 25, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama today, September 25, 2015, joined other world leaders from more than 100 countries to commit to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are replacing the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.

Sep 25, 2015

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Sep 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leaders from nearly 200 nations were poised on Friday to adopt a sweeping plank of global goals to combat poverty, inequality and climate change in the most comprehensive effort ever by the United Nations to tackle the world's ills.

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The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood is appealing to the public to still have confidence in the judiciary after the infamous Anas Aremeyaw Anas video exposed how some judges and judicial service staff took bribes and subverted justice.