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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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May 21, 2015

Ghana's First Lady, Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama was on Saturday, May 16, 2015 honoured by Fordham University, one of United States of America’s prestigious educational institutions.

The University conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters on Her Excellency Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama in recognition of her prominent efforts to aid the most vulnerable citizens and help women and girls advance in the Ghanaian society.

May 9, 2015

Accra, May 9, GNA – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.

A statement issued by the WHO and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Margaret Harris, WHO Communications Officer said:  “Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on March 28. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.”

May 9, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated UK Prime Minister, David Cameron for winning a second term in office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

May 9, 2015

President John Mahama has directed that anyone found to have fixed nonexistent [ghost] names in the public payroll be prosecuted.

“Some of the ghosts are real ghosts and occur inadvertently, but there are some of the ghosts who are man-made and they are intentionally resurrected on the payroll,” the President said at the opening of the 2nd national forum on the Single Spine Pay policy in Takoradi on Friday.

May 9, 2015

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by the Fordham University in New York, USA, on May 16, this year.

The ceremony will precede the Fordham University’s Class of 2015 Commencement at the Rose Hill campus in Bronx, where she is billed to be the keynote speaker.

May 9, 2015

When the independent rights-monitoring group Freedom House released its latest “Freedom of the Press” report last week, an accompanying world map carried an almost-hidden surprise.

May 9, 2015

President John Mahama says Government is set to collaborate with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences to take up proposals from the academy on how to solve the many problems the nation is facing.

May 9, 2015

The First Lady of Ghana, Lordina Dramani Mahama, has encouraged Ghanaian mothers not to allow the exigencies of today’s busy world and challenging demands of work to discourage and push them to abandon their parenting role.

She said mothers should always make it a priority to “be there for their children.”

May 9, 2015

The European Union (EU) has launched the European Business Organisation in Ghana (EBO- Ghana) to deepen the trade and business ties between Europe and Ghana.

It would also provide a common platform for discussion and development of European businesses and trade relations with Ghana.

May 9, 2015

Accra, May 9, GNA - The European Union through its lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has provided 10 million Euros to UniBank Ghana to support private businesses across the country.

The EIB’s new lending agreement with UniBank Ghana is the third scheme to support investment in the country under an 80 million Euros credit facility launched in 2013 to improve access to finance by companies.