U.S. and Ghana Conclude Joint Natural Disaster Training

Accra, Ghana – An 18-person team from the U.S. State of North Dakota, including personnel from the state’s Department of Emergency Services and members of the North Dakota National Guard, today completed a two-week training with their Ghanaian colleagues from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).  The training focused on preparing for natural disasters, including ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a “Level Unknown” Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to COVID-19, indicating an uncertain level of COVID-19 in the country.  CDC advises travelers to make sure they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Ghana. The Ghana Health Service has consistently reported ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Virginia Palmer Presents Credentials to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Accra, GHANA – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer presented her credentials to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo June 16, 2022 at Jubilee House. Speaking during the ceremony at Jubilee House, Ambassador Palmer thanked President Akufo-Addo and the Ghanaian people for the warm welcome she has received.  She also highlighted the strong, positive, and long-term friendship between the United States and ... Read More»

Boeing “Our Future-Tomorrow Innovators” Program – Remarks by Dep. Chief of Mission Nicole Chulick.

DCM Nicole A. Chulick Boeing Event  “Our Future-Tomorrow Innovators” Program Wednesday, June 15, 2022| 13:00 Accra, Marriott Honorable Minister of Education Honorable Minister of Communications and Digitalization Honorable Minister of Business Development Boeing President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, and Boeing Senior Leadership National Youth Authority CEO National Entrepreneurship Innovation Program Leadership INJAZ Al-Arab, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (June 12, 2022) As of June 12, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EST ... Read More»

Next Level U.S. Dance and Music Exchange Lands in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – Next Level, the U.S. Department of State’s dance and music exchange program that uses hip hop to teach leadership, foster careers in the arts, and empower youth to develop community-based solutions has arrived in Ghana.  The Next Level team will spend two weeks in Ghana, focused on engaging youth in Ghana’s north and mentoring young artists ... Read More»

Young Ghanaian Leaders Chosen for Leadership Development in the United States

Accra, Ghana – Thirty-two young Ghanaians have been selected as U.S. Department of State 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows.  The select group are leaders in their professions and communities and were recruited from a candidate pool of nearly 4,000 Ghanaian applicants through a rigorous, competitive process.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship ... Read More»

U.S. Support to Apparel Industry Empowers Women and Contributes to Ghana’s Economic Growth

Accra, Ghana – The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) West Africa Trade and Investment Hub today convened representatives from large apparel companies to hear about opportunities to strengthen economic growth in Ghana and empower women and women-owned businesses.  Three USAID co-investment partners working in the apparel industry shared their experiences working with the Hub. “Today’s event highlights the major ... Read More»

2022 World Press Freedom Day Event – Remarks by Press Attaché Kevin Brosnahan

Remarks Delivered by- Press Attaché Kevin Brosnahan 2022 World Press Freedom Day Event Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 10:00 am International Press Centre, Accra, Ghana     Good morning! It’s a pleasure to be here today to commemorate one of our most fundamental and treasured democratic values: press freedom.  To the members and leadership of GJA ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on May 4, June 8, and July 6, 2022

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra Location: Accra, Ghana Event: Ghana Health Service is offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the American Employee Association compound (opposite Ghana International School, near back entrance of the U.S. Embassy, Second Circular Road, Accra, Ghana). First, second, and booster shots available for ages 15 and older. 1st Drive: May 4, 2022, ... Read More»

U.S. Launches SelectUSA Summit Recruitment for Ghanaian Investors

U.S. will convene potential foreign investors in the Washington, DC area in June 2022  Accra, Ghana – The U.S. Embassy joined the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Ghana today to launch the 2022 SelectUSA Summit recruiting program.   Today’s event attracted Ghanaian companies and individuals from a variety of economic sectors to highlight the benefits ... Read More»

U.S. Launches Five-Year $29 Million Effort to Support Healthy Behaviors in Ghana

Accra, GHANA – The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new, five-year $29 million partnership with the Ghana Health Service to support the widespread adoption of life-saving health behaviors across Ghana.  “USAID’s new flagship social and behavior change activity, is a culmination of decades of partnership and engagement ... Read More»

Conferment of Ghana State Honor – Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at Conferment of State Honor Jubilee House, April 7, 2022   Your Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana; Honorable Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, Office of the President; Honorable Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Honorable Ministers of State; Honorable Members of Parliament; ... Read More»

U.S. Announces Its Intent to Partner with Ghana and Coastal West African Countries on a Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability

Accra, Ghana – On Friday, the U.S. government announced its intent to partner with five Coastal West African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo) in the context of the ten-year U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability.  In response to common issues raised in each of the five countries, this Strategy enables ... Read More»

U.S. Announces $24.7 Million in New Support for Ghana’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

Accra, Ghana – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Acting Mission Director Janean Davis announced $24.7 million in new funding to Ghana today to support vaccination efforts nationwide as part of the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access (Global VAX).  The funding, provided through USAID will accelerate the delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 ... Read More»

New U.S. Investments Unlock Trade Potential for Businesses in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan today announced new co-investments by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) totaling $4.2 million with five companies operating in Ghana.  These projects, leveraged with private sector funds, will help these companies scale up operations, develop export opportunities, and create jobs.  Ambassador Sullivan made the announcement during the ... Read More»

Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk – Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk March 5, 2022 10:30am -As Delivered-   Executive Director Brigitte Dzogbenuku; Sponsors; Supporters; Mentors and Mentees; Walkers; Ladies and Gentlemen; Our fabulous MC; All protocols observed: Good morning! Thank you so much, Brigitte, for the kind invitation to participate in this event again.  I was here ... Read More»

International Women’s Day Alumni Event at the West Africa Regional Training Center- Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

H. E. Stephanie S. Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Opening Remarks –International Women’s Day Alumni Event at the West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC), Accra March 8, 2022 at (12:00pm)   The former Chief Justice of Ghana, Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo; The Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office of Ghana, Commissioner of ... Read More»

Security Alert: Northern Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, has received unsubstantiated information that U.S. citizens may be targeted for kidnapping for ransom in northern Ghana, to include the Upper East Region and the Upper West Region. U.S. citizens traveling in Ghana should exercise caution while visiting border areas, in particular the northern border, and be sure to ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Take Next Steps Forward on Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy

Accra, Ghana – The United States and Ghana jointly launched their partnership under the Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program on February 25.  U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan; Ghana’s Senior Advisor to the President Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo; Minister of Energy Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh; representative of the ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan Visits Peace, Security, and Development Partners in Ghana’s Northern Regions

Tamale, Ghana – Affirming the United States’ commitment to peacebuilding and development in Ghana’s northern regions, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited partners in Tamale, Yendi, Buipe, and Salaga this week. The Ambassador held meetings with the Northern Regional Minister and Chairman of the Regional Security Council Honorable Shanui Alhassan Shaibu, as well as with ... Read More»

Health Alert: Moderate level of COVID-19 in Ghana U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2  Travel Health Notice  due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an  FDA authorized vaccine .  Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. ... Read More»

U.S.-Ghana FIRST Partnership – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Ambassador’s Remarks at the U.S.-Ghana FIRST Partnership Virtual   February 25, 2022   Greetings Honorable Ministers, Commissioners, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and other distinguished participants in today’s launch; all protocols observed:     It’s a pleasure to help launch the U.S.-Ghana FIRST Partnership today, alongside colleagues from across the U.S. and Ghanaian governments, and even beyond, with Japan joining us as well.     The United States and Ghana have collaborated on ... Read More»

United States Supports Visually Impaired Ghanaian Students with Braille Learning Materials

Accra, GHANA – The United States is donating Braille teaching and learning materials for 1,400 visually impaired Ghanaian students.  The materials were developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Special Education Division.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Office Director Rasheena Reid joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Education Reverend John N. Fordjour ... Read More»

Alert: Thursday, February 10, 2022 Demonstration in Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Jubilee House, Parliament House

There is a large demonstration planned for the morning of Thursday, February 10, 2022 that will begin in Obra Spot in Kwame Nkrumah Circle and proceed to Jubilee House and Parliament House.  Significant disruptions in road and pedestrian traffic and considerable police presence are expected. Actions to Take: All U.S. citizens should enroll in the ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 565,110 More Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Ghana

Accra, Ghana – More than half a million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport on February 6.  The United States has donated 7.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ghana since September 2021.  These vaccines are being used across Ghana to protect Ghanaians from serious illness and to save lives.  ... Read More»

2022 Spelling Bee Championship – Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at the 2022 Spelling Bee Championship February 5, 2022, 3:30-7:30 p.m.  – As Delivered –   Her Excellency, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Honorable Deputy Minister for Education Gifty Twum Ampofo; Country Director, Young Educators Foundation Ms. Eugenia Tachie Menson; This year’s competitors; Proud parents and family; ... Read More»

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Arrives in Bogoso-Apiate

Apiate, Western Region, Ghana – The U.S. Embassy together with Ghana’s National Disaster Management Office (NADMO) delivered urgently needed humanitarian relief supplies to the Apiate community near Bogoso yesterday.  The U.S. Department of Defense’s Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid program funded the supplies, including clothing, medical supplies, drinking water, blankets and mattresses, personal ... Read More»

Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation’s National Awards Ceremony – Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation’s National Awards Ceremony January 22, 2022, 9:00 am   Chairman of today’s event, Reverend Kwesi Dickson; Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann of the University of Ghana; Mr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi and Mr. George Ollennu, Founding Members of the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation; Mr. Julian Bennet of Academic City University ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Goodwill Remarks at Ministry of Information’s Media Capacity Enhancement Program

Ambassador Sullivan’s  Goodwill Remarks at Ministry of Information’s Media Capacity Enhancement Program Monday, January 10, 2022 Manyhia Palace, Kumasi, Ghana   His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II; Honorable Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Mr. George Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission; Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and Chairman ... Read More»

Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The U.S. Embassy Ghana Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen ties and build relationships between the United States and Ghana. PAS Accra invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit Statements ... Read More»

United States Donates 1.7 Million Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to Ghana

The United States has now donated more than seven million doses to the Ghanaian people Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan joined Ghana Minister of Health Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport this evening to share 1.7 million newly arrived doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with Ghana on behalf of the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan at opening of American Chamber of Commerce-Ghana’s New Office

American Chamber of Commerce-Ghana’s New Office Opening Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan December 17, 2021 Good morning! I’m very pleased to be here today to celebrate the opening of AmCham’s new office here in East Legon. What an exciting day and WOW, what a fantastic new facility! AmCham Ghana has its eye on the future ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan with the International Organization for Migration: Strengthening the Northern Borders of Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan Strengthening the Northern Borders of Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo December 15, 2021 -As Delivered- Good morning! Thank you all for being here today. U.S. Embassy Accra welcomes this opportunity to participate in the launch of the Regional Border Management Project –  Strengthening the Northern Borders of Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan to honor Human Rights Day and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

December 9, 2021 Representative of the Government of Ghana; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Honored guests, friends, and our 16 Days of Activism Champions, Akwaaba to my home and thank you for joining me this evening.  Welcome also to our visiting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Toby Bradley. ... Read More»

Ghana COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: [06/13/2022]   As of June 12, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on June 12, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: New Vaccine Requirement for Travel to Ghana

New Vaccine Requirement for Travelers to Ghana The Ghana Health Service has announced new vaccine requirements for all travelers to Ghana effective at midnight (12:00 a.m.) local time, December 12, 2021. The following information is from the Ghana Health Service’s press release : Travelers to Ghana All persons 18 years-old and above arriving in Ghana will be ... Read More»

United States Honors Zipline Ghana with the Award for Corporate Excellence

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken today announced the winners for the U.S. Department of State’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE).  The Department recognized Zipline Ghana for its innovative work to deliver perishable medical supplies, including COVID-19 and other vaccines, via its fleet of fixed-wing drones in Ghana.  Zipline Ghana is the ... Read More»

One Million U.S.-Donated COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Ghana

The United States has now donated more than five million doses to the Ghanaian people Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan handed over one million Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ghana today.  Since September, the United States has donated 5.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Ghanaian people.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  have announced a new  Order  for all air passengers traveling to the United States. Effective Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), all travelers two years of age or older will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before traveling by air into ... Read More»

United States launches $45.5 million five-year project to improve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Northern Ghana

Tamale, Ghana – The United States is committing $45.5 million over the next five years to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in Ghana. U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan joined representatives of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to launch the project in Tamale today. The U.S. Government, through USAID, will work together ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Highlights Ghanaian Champions Against Gender-Based Violence

Accra, Ghana – On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the U.S. Embassy will launch a multimedia campaign as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.  The 16 Days initiative is a global campaign that draws attention to the problem of violence against women and girls.  The campaign, which will highlight ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Inaugurate New $1.8 Million Energy Efficiency Testing Laboratory

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan joined Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry Michael Okyere Baafi, and other Ghanaian officials to formally inaugurate the new Air Conditioner and Refrigerator Test Laboratory at the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) today.  The U.S. government Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded $1.84 million for the project under ... Read More»

2021 Open Doors Report Confirms 4,229 Ghanaians Studied in the United States.

Accra, Ghana – The United States continues to be a top destination for international studies among Ghanaian students.  For the most recent (2020-2021) academic year, 4,229 Ghanaians studied at colleges and universities in the United States, a slight increase over last year.  Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaians showed strong interest in studying in the United States.  ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Ministry of Industry Host Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit 

Accra, GHANA – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Ghana Ministry of Industry will host the Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit November 16-18, 2021.  The virtual summit, which opens today, will bring together over 400 stakeholders in the agribusiness sector, transaction advisors, financial institutions, and investors, along with representatives of the United States and Ghana governments, ... Read More»

White House Official Visits Ghana to Discuss Infrastructure Opportunities

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh visited Accra this week to discuss President Biden’s Build Back Better World initiative with stakeholders and to meet with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.  Singh’s visit to Ghana follows his participation in COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, where President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to address ... Read More»

New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Take Effect November 8 for Travel to the United States

Accra, Ghana – New rules for travel to the United States go into effect for flights departing on Monday, November 8, 2021.  The rules released by the Biden Administration for travel to the United States will protect public health, while providing consistent guidance around the world. With limited exceptions, travelers to the United States must ... Read More»

West Africa Media Excellence Awards – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Ambassador’s Remarks at the West Africa Media Excellence Awards Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra, Ghana October 22, 2021  Good afternoon. I’m delighted to be here with you this afternoon to honor excellence in journalism in Ghana and West Africa.  I’d like to extend my appreciation to the Media Foundation for West Africa’s Executive ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Inaugurate New $64.7 Million Energy Infrastructure Investment at Pokuase

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan joined the President of Ghana H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and other Ghana government officials to formally inaugurate the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) in Accra today.  The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH₵ 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana Power Compact. ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Commission Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Accra, GHANA, October 14, 2021 – Today, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated an air quality monitoring station on U.S. Embassy grounds in Cantonments, Accra together with Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Executive Director of EPA Ghana representing Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI); Prof. Sandow Mark Yidana, Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 1.3 Million More COVID-19 Vaccines to Ghana

Vaccine Donations from the United States Now Total 2.5 Million Doses Accra, Ghana, October 8, 2021 – More than 1.3 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived via COVAX in Accra this afternoon.  Today’s delivery brings the total to more than 2.5 million doses donated by the United States to ... Read More»

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Launch – Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Nicole Chulick

Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure Directive Remarks for Charge Nicole Chulick National Communications Authority Tower Conference Room October 1, 2021 -As Delivered-   Joe Anokye, Director-General, National Communications Authority Albert Antwi-Boasiako, National Security Advisor Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Energy Honorable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications ... Read More»

Spelling Bee 15th Anniversary – Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Elliott

Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Elliott 15th Anniversary The Spelling Bee MultiChoice Ghana (Abelenkpe) Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. I’m delighted to be here to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Spelling Bee in Ghana!  The U.S. Embassy is a proud, longtime supporter of the Spelling Bee. I know Ambassador Sullivan wishes ... Read More»

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Launch – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at the UNODC Launch Friday, September 17, 2021 10:50 a.m. Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra -As Delivered- Mr. Glen Prichard – CRIMJUST Global Coordinator; Mr. Kameldy Neldjingaye – UNODC Deputy Regional Director for West & Central Africa; Mr. Francis Torkornoo – Director General of Ghana Narcotics Control Commission; Mr. Charles Abani – ... Read More»

U.S. Announces New Support for Public Health in Ghana’s Ashanti Region

Accra, GHANA – U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan announced new support for Ghana’s public health system and COVID-19 response with a new U.S. funded Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) for the Ashanti Region.  The $100,000 center is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Ambassador Sullivan toured the new center in Kumasi, ... Read More»

West Africa Center for Counter Extremism – National Security Dialogue – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Ambassador’s Remarks at the National Security Dialogue West Africa Center for Counter Extremism Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Friday, September 10, 10:50 a.m. Good morning! I’d like to start by thanking GBC and WACCE’s Executive Director, Mr. Mutaru Muqthar, for the invitation to speak this morning on this important topic.  I want to recognize Mr. Muqthar as ... Read More»

The United States Provides Life-Saving Support to Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan today announced new support for Ghana’s COVID-19 response, including oxygen generation equipment to support critical care patients nationwide and equipment to aid in the treatment of infectious disease.  She joined representatives of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service and members of Ghana’s national ... Read More»

AmCham Ghana U.S.-Ghana Business Forum – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Opening Session of the U.S.-Ghana Business Forum September 8, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.   Thank you, Ayesha, for the introduction. Distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen, all protocols observed, it is a real pleasure for me to participate in the opening session of this Business Forum organized by the American ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 1,229,620 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines to Ghana

Accra, September 4, 2021 – More than 1.2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Ghana this morning.  U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan, Deputy Minister of Health, Honorable Mahama Asei Seini, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Honorable Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, and the UNICEF Country Representative to Ghana Ms. ... Read More»

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Strengthens U.S.-Ghana Maritime Security Partnership

Accra, GHANA—USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visited Tema port and supported regional maritime security efforts from August 3 – August 16.  At the conclusion of these engagements, Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan invited Ghanaian government and military dignitaries for a ship tour led by Captain Chad Graham, commanding officer of USS Hershel “Woody” Williams.  Ministry of Defense ... Read More»

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Cohort 3 Graduation – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan.

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s Remarks – AS PREPARED at the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Cohort Three Certificate Ceremony GIMPA Executive Conference Center, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm   Good morning! It’s great to be back here at GIMPA to recognize another cohort of AWE graduates.  I want to thank Academy of Women Entrepreneurs Director ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Marks Shea Day with Commemorative Tree Planting Event in Northern Ghana

Savannah Region, GHANA – On July 16, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined His Majesty Buipewura Abdoulai Jinapor II and members of the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to commemorate Shea Day with a tree planting event within the grounds of the Yagbonwura’s Jakpa Palace in Damongo.  This event is a part of the Action ... Read More»

As Prepared Remarks for Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s visit to U.S. Bunge Loders Croklaan’s shea Processing Facility

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s visit to Bunge Loders Croklaan’s shea Processing Facility July 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. GMT Tema Free Zones Enclave, Tema Santanu Bhuyan, Bunge General Manager, West Africa; Aaron Andu, Managing Director, Global Shea Alliance; Simon Madjie, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce; Distinguished guests, friends, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, ... Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks -Cargill School Project Sod Cutting

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks Cargill Sod Cutting School Project Tema | Friday, July 9, 2021, 10:00am Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Ghana Chief of Staff to President; H.E. Ron Strikker, The Netherlands Embassy in Accra, Ghana; Mr. Aedo van der Weij, Cargill Managing Director Hon. John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education; Hon. Michael Baafi, Deputy ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women, Peace, and Security Initiatives throughout West Africa and the Sahel

Accra, GHANA—On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, nearly one hundred advocates for women, peace, and security initiatives in West Africa gathered, in person and virtually, to craft a future agenda for stronger security outreach in the region.  Supported by the United States Government, the Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel (SEG5S), and the Kofi Annan International ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Accra, Ghana   Event: Planned march in Accra – July 6, 2021  We are aware of a march planned on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The activity is likely to draw a large crowd and disrupt traffic. Considerable police presence and heavy congestion are expected along the planned route, beginning from Accra Mall at 6 am ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Ghana’s Aviation Sector

Accra, Ghana – On June 30, 2021, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support the development of a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.  U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan presided over the ceremony and was joined by ... Read More»

Pride Reception 2021 – As Prepared Remarks for Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Pride Reception 2021: “You are Included” As Prepared Remarks for U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Monday, June 28, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm Chief of Mission Residence  LGBTQ+ Community Members and Allies; Esteemed Guests from the Diplomatic Corps; Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon.  Akwaaba to our home and thank you so much for ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Supports “Green Ghana Day”

Accra, Ghana – On June 11, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan commemorated “Green Ghana Day” by planting a Lignum Vitae tree on the U.S. Embassy grounds.  The chosen tree is commonly referred to as the “tree of life” or “wood of life,” due to its traditional medicinal use as a remedy for arthritis ... Read More»

U.S. Travel Advisory De-escalation from Level 2 to Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions in Ghana

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Ghana on June 9, 2021. The advisory can be found  here  and is also copied below for your convenience: Ghana – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Exercise normal precautions in Ghana. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan To Members of the PAC-DBIA and Minister of Trade & Industry Alan Kyerematen

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan   To Members of the PAC-DBIA and Minister of Trade & Industry Alan Kyerematen MS Teams Call | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 |  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Honorable Minister of Trade & Industry  Alan Kyerematen; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Middle East and Africa Camille Richardson; Members ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador S. Sullivan at Tree-Planting Ceremony, Sakumono Ramsar Site

  Speech of U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan at Tree-Planting Ceremony, Sakumono Ramsar Site Tema, Greater Accra, June 5, 2021   Event Chair, Nii Alabi Bene II, Sakumono  Mantse,  Honorable Greater Accra Regional Minister Henry Quartey,  Honorable Member of Parliament Carlos Ahenkorah, Madam Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executive Mrs. Adwoa Amoako,  Fellow Heads of Diplomatic Missions ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Use of Expired Passports for Direct Return to the United States

Location: Ghana Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the ... Read More»

Eighth Steering Committee Meeting of the Security Governance Initiative – Closing Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

As Delivered Closing Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan for the Eighth Steering Committee Meeting of the Security Governance Initiative  May 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. West Africa Regional Training Center     My dear Co-Chair, National Security Coordinator General Adu Amanfoh, Participants, Thank you all for the informative updates and for the lively ... Read More»

Eighth Steering Committee Meeting of the Security Governance Initiative – As Prepared Opening Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

As Prepared Opening Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan for the Eighth Steering Committee Meeting of the Security Governance Initiative May 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. West Africa Regional Training Center   Honorable Minister for National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah; My co-chair, National Security Coordinator Francis Adu Amanfoh; The esteemed heads of Ghana’s security agencies ... Read More»

U.S. Travel Advisory De-escalation from Level 3 to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution in Ghana due to COVID-19

The Department of State de-escalated its Travel Advisory for Ghana on May 17, 2021, indicating a reduction in COVID-19 concerns from high to moderate. The updated Advisory can be found  here , and is also copied below for your convenience: Ghana – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution              Exercise Increased Caution in Ghana due to COVID-19. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. ... Read More»

United Airlines Inaugural Direct Flight to Kotoka International Airport -As Delivered Remarks Ambassador Sullivan

As Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan United Airlines Inaugural Direct Flight to Kotoka International Airport (IAD to ACC) Kotoka International Airport | May 15, 2021 | 8:00AM   Honorable Minister of Transportation, Kweku Ofori Asiamah; Ghana Airports Company Airport Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa; United Airlines Vice President of International Network ... Read More»

First Phase of U.S.-supported COVID-19 Critical Case Management Training in Ghana Concludes

Accra, Ghana – On May 8, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ghana Health Service marked the close of the COVID-19 critical case management training at the Ghana Infectious Disease Center (GIDC) in Ga East, Greater Accra. USAID/Ghana’s Acting Health Office Director, Dr. Stephen Dzisi, joined Ghana Health ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Launches $19 Million Activity to Boost Agriculture Finance in Ghana Under Global Food Security Strategy

Accra, Ghana –U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined Vice President of Ghana H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on May 6, 2021, to outdoor a new U.S. government food security strategy. The first activity is expected to attract $261 million in private sector financing to boost Ghanaian agribusiness. The Honorable Minister of Food and Agriculture ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day Event – As Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan

World Press Freedom Day Event Theme: “30 Years after the Windhoek Declaration: Information as Public Good” As Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00am – 12noon Honorable Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Our double Chairman, National Media Commission Chairman Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh Ghana Journalist Association Vice ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Sullivan Inaugurates Malaria-Focused Laboratory at 37 Military Hospital

Accra, GHANA– On April 30, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined Ghanaian government and military officials to inaugurate the Joint Operational Vector-borne Disease Entomology Laboratory at 37 Military Hospital in Accra.  Funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Africa Malaria Task Force (AMTF), the laboratory will establish a combined entomology ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Announces Additional Funds to Empower 400,000 Women in Shea Production in West Africa

Accra, GHANA – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), launched the first-ever virtual Global Shea Alliance International Shea Conference.  Spearheaded by GSA, the three-day conference, themed “Building the Industry of the Next Decade,” celebrated GSA’s 10th anniversary and highlighted the ... Read More»

PEG Ghana Limited Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dawia CHPS Compound – Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the PEG Ghana Limited Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dawia Community Health-based Planning Services in the Ashanti Region, Ghana Friday, April 23, 2021; 11:00am   Sekyere Afram Plains District Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Director Felix Delle Member of Parliament for the Sekyere Afram Plains District Alex Adomako Mensah ... Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony with the Amakomhene Nana Adu Mensah Asare Thursday April 22, 2021; 08:15 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. Venue: Ankaase -Lake Bosomtwe   Amakomhene Nana Adu Mensah Asare; Honorable Minister Simon Osei-Mensah; District Chief Executives; Eminent Chiefs and Elders of Asanteman; Members of the ... Read More»

Kids Makers Project Graduation Ceremony – Prepared Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Kids Makers Project Graduation Ceremony Prepared Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm Kumasi Hive   Good morning!  Thank you for the kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here with you all as we celebrate the graduation of the Kids Makers Project’s second cohort.  My ... Read More»

USA partnership moves Ghana closer to Malaria Elimination

Accra, Ghana – The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has released its 15th Annual Report demonstrating the significant progress Ghana and the United States have made in partnership to fight malaria. Ghana’s efforts to sustain essential malaria services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to save lives and the United States is proud to support these ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Sullivan Reaffirms United States’ Commitment to Protect the Global Environment

Kumasi, GHANA– The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, visited the Ashanti Region from April 21-25, 2021.  During her trip, she reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to address climate change, participated in a tree-planting initiative as part of the Asante Kingdom Landscape Restoration Project, and inaugurated a U.S. government-sponsored solar panel energy system at ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Commerce Official Discusses Trade and Investment Partnership and Women in Business with Ghanaian Business and Government Leaders

Accra, GHANA– U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa Camille Richardson conducted a “virtual visit” to Ghana from April 20-21, 2021, part of U.S. Government efforts to expand trade and investment between the United States and Ghana.  DAS Richardson met with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan, the Honorable Minister ... Read More»

Ghana – Level 3: Reconsider Travel 

Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19. Read the  Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for GHANA due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the  Embassy’s COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ghana. Exercise increased caution ... Read More»

Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – Lecture by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

Ambassador Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks on  “The Foreign Policy of the USA and its Impact on Africa” at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 9:30am   Distinguished officers and students of this institution; Distinguished guests; All protocols observed. Good morning and thank you for the warm welcome.  My name ... Read More»

Opening of Domino’s Pizza in East Legon – As Prepared Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Mr. Karan Kapur, Executive Director of Fire Foods Africa (Master Franchisee of Domino’s Pizza Ghana): Mr. Vikas Singh, Managing Director of Fareast Mercantile Company / and Chanrai Summit Group (Ghanaian Joint Venture Partner of Fire Foods Africa) All protocols observed. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Stephanie Sullivan, and I’m the United States ... Read More»

U.S. Government Leads COVAX Facility Contributions, Bolstering the COVID-19 Response in Ghana

Op-ed by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan  Under the dire circumstances of this pandemic that has taken such a heavy toll on the world, the United States is grateful that Ghana is now better equipped to combat the virus. We welcomed the arrival of 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX on February 24, 2021.  On that day, I joined the Honorable Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, ... Read More»

U.S.-Funded “You Only Live Once” Television Series Deepens Engagement with Ghana’s Youth

Accra, GHANA— The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Population Council (NPC), and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) launched the “What Does YOLO Mean to Me” documentary series.  The series commemorates five seasons of the award-winning television drama “YOLO – You Only Live Once.” YOLO is a popular Ghanaian television ... Read More»

United States and Ghana Partner to Strengthen Ghana’s Fisheries Sector

Accra, GHANA- On March 30, 2021, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora joined officials of the Government of Ghana, academia, civil society, and the private sector in a virtual learning event marking the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a seven-year, $24 million program funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Honorable Minister ... Read More»

Keynote Remarks for Her Future Summit by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Keynote Remarks for Her Future Summit Theme: The Post-Pandemic Digital Remote Workforce Revolution: How Women Can Revise, Relaunch, and Rebrand Their Careers for the Future March 26, 2021 3:30 GMT Location: Online Thank you, Christine. I’ve really enjoyed the presentations so far – especially the panelists.  Akwaaba from ... Read More»

OBANGAME EXPRESS 21 Closing Ceremony  -Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks 

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at Exercise OBANGAME EXPRESS 21 Closing Ceremony Ghana Armed Forces Burma Hall 27 March 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama; Chief of Naval Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Rear Admiral Issah Yakubu; Director, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa’s Maritime Partnership Program,  Rear Admiral Jeffrey Spivey; Representatives of participating ... Read More»

The U.S.-Ghana Alumni Association Elects a New Executive Board

Accra, GHANA– The U.S.-Ghana Alumni Association (USGHAA) met on Saturday March 27, 2021, to announce the results of a national election among Ghanaian alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs.  The election of a USGHAA board represents a new beginning for an association that aims to gather 3,000 Ghanaian alumni of exchange programs administered by the U.S. Department of State ... Read More»

The United States and Ghana Armed Forces Partner to Build Pre-Deployment Training Capacity at Bundase Training Camp

Accra, GHANA— On March 26, 2021, United States Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan and Chief of Army Staff Major General Thomas Oppong-Pepprah participated in a ceremony highlighting the official transfer of a Motorola radio communication network for use by the Ghana Armed Forces at Bundase Training Camp.  The package, valued at $300,000, was funded through the Department ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Equipment Grant Boosts Security at Kotoka International Airport

Accra, GHANA—  On Tuesday, March 23, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan officially presented new aviation security screening equipment for use at Kotoka International Airport to the Honorable Minister of Transport Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and the Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ambassador Martha Pobee.  Also present for the occasion were ... Read More»

Obangame Express Multinational Exercise Underscores U.S.-Ghanaian Partnership on Maritime Security

Accra, Ghana – Obangame Express (OE21), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, kicked off its tenth year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Accra, Ghana, March 19, 2021. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE21 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise ... Read More»

United States Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – The United States congratulates Ghana on the successful start of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign on March 1.  This campaign was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently  announced  a commitment to provide an initial $2 billion—out of a total ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander Visit to Ghana Highlights U.S. Support For Joint Security Cooperation

U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. This was Townsend’s first visit to the country, where he met with Ghanaian leaders and U.S. Embassy personnel in Accra. “Ghana is an African security leader and a key partner of U.S. Africa Command.  Ghana’s peacekeeping contributions, protection ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Ghana on February 16, 2021. The advisory can be found  here  and is also copied below for your convenience: Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to ... Read More»

The U.S. Strengthens Business Advocacy Efforts in Ghana through Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund

Accra, GHANA – On February 18, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), joined the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) and the government of Ghana to commemorate the closing of the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC).  The event celebrated 16 years of strengthening the advocacy capacity of private sector business ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehouses in the Savannah Region

Murugu, Savannah Region, GHANA— On Thursday, January 28, 2021, ownership of the A Rocha Ghana shea butter processing facility and eight warehouses was transferred to nine shea cooperatives in the West Gonja District in the Savannah Region of northern Ghana. The new facilities are part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, companies, ... Read More»

U.S. Flagship Feed the Future Program Helps Sustain the Agribusiness Sector in Ghana through Pandemic

Accra, GHANA – On January 27, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a virtual learning event culminating a seven-year, $41.6 million U.S. government-funded Feed the Future Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE II) activity.  During the event, participants discussed how the ADVANCE II activity aided in addressing and ... Read More»

U.S. Provides Critical Case Management Training to Support COVID-19 Response in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – On January 25, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ghana Health Service launched the  COVID-19 Critical Case Management Training at the Ghana Infectious Disease Center (GIDC) in Ga East, Greater Accra.  The U.S. government-funded training comes at a critical time given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.     Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ... Read More»

U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region highlights Ghana’s Regional Democratic and Security Leadership

Accra, GHANA— U.S. Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Ambassador J. Peter Pham traveled to Accra, Ghana from January 6 – 8, 2021 to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 7.  The delegation also included U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan. U.S. Special Envoy ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: Outside of the Electoral Commission Headquarters near the intersection of Independence Ave. and Castle Rd. Event: Crowds are gathered outside of the Electoral Commission Headquarters, and the Ghana Police Service has set up roadblocks in this vicinity. Police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. Heavy traffic congestion is expected. The Embassy ... Read More»

The United States Applauds Ghana on Successful Elections and Congratulates President Akufo-Addo on his Reelection

Accra, GHANA— U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan applauds Ghana on its successful elections on December 7, 2020 and congratulates President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his re-election.  The elections were conducted in a free, fair, and peaceful manner, while protecting the wellbeing of Ghanaians during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The United States expects that ... Read More»

Traffic Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Traffic Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (December 9, 2020) Location:  Accra, Ghana  Event:  Traffic Alert The U.S. Embassy is encouraging its in-office staff to depart early this afternoon due to the potential for significant traffic congestion in conjunction with the expected announcement of the 2020 Ghanaian election results.  Please plan accordingly and follow media reports for ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Ghana’s Electoral Processes through a Partnership with Center for Democratic Development (CDD)-Ghana

Accra, GHANA— On December 3, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) and Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) to open the National Information Center.  Representatives from the Electoral Commission, Election Security Taskforce, and the National Peace Council as well as members of the diplomatic corps ... Read More»

The United States and Ghana Make Strides to Achieve a HIV-free Generation by 2030

Accra, GHANA—The United States, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), joined with the government of Ghana to commemorate international World AIDS Day 2020.  Both nations noted the positive progress made to reach the goal of an HIV-free generation under the theme “Stay Safe, Let’s End AIDS by 2030.” On November 30, PEPFAR ... Read More»

The United States Partners with Ghana to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Communication

Boadi, GHANA— On November 19, 2020, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the government of Ghana launched the National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization during Public Health Emergencies and a message guide during the annual International One Health Day event.  One Health brings ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan on the passing of Fmr. Pres. Rawlings

Accra, GHANA— On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I offer our sincere condolences to the government and people of Ghana on the passing of His Excellency former President Jerry John Rawlings on November 12.  I extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, especially to former First Lady Nana Konadu ... Read More»

United States Supports Ghanaian Women Entrepreneurs through the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program

Accra, GHANA— Marking Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan delivered remarks on November 17, 2020 at the graduation ceremony of the U.S. Department of State’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) second cohort.  Hosted by the Embassy’s implementing partner, the event took place at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership ... Read More»

Study in the United States: Ghana Continues Impressive Upward Trend

Accra, GHANA— Demonstrating the strong people-to-people and educational ties between the United States and Ghana, the number of Ghanaians studying in the United States continues a strong upward trend.  The Institute for International Education releases their Open Doors report annually during International Education Week, celebrated this year from November 16-20.  On a positive note, the 2020 ... Read More»

U.S. and Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) Partner to Build Disaster Management Capabilities across the Region

Accra, GHANA— On November 9, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan officially presented a skills-based Disaster Management Curriculum to Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC).  Also present at the occasion were the Deputy Commandant, Air Commodore George Kweku Arko Dadzie, and some members of KAIPTC’s Executive Management ... Read More»

EducationUSA to Hold Free, Virtual U.S. College Fair for Interested Ghanaian Students Nov. 18 – 19, 2020

Accra, GHANA— The U.S. Embassy invites all Ghanaians interested in U.S. higher education to attend a free, virtual U.S. College Fair from November 18 – 19, 2020.  Attendees will learn about the process to study abroad in the United States and have a chance to interact with over 150 U.S. colleges and universities.  The fair will ... Read More»

Ghana Business Awards – Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora 

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora To the Ghana Business Awards  Kempinski Hotel | October 30, 2020   Hon.  Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Business Development, Hon.  Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of the National Peace Council, His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief ... Read More»

Ghana and the United States partner to strengthen justice sector reform

Accra, GHANA – On October 23, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in support of the Security Governance Initiative, launched the new Justice Sector Support activity. Implemented through the Legal Resources Center (LRC), the Justice Sector Support activity will educate citizens from 40 selected districts across seven regions ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Lamora at the Joint Woman of Courage Award and Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice Ceremony

Remarks for DCM Lamora U.S. Embassy Ghana’s Joint Woman of Courage Award and Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice Ceremony DCR Garden Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm Distinguished ladies and gentlemen; All protocols observed. I’m honored to welcome you to this celebration of four incredible women who have committed their lives ... Read More»

U.S. Launches University Partnerships Initiative with Two Inaugural Projects at KNUST

ACCRA –The U.S. Embassy in Accra and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) formally launched the U.S. State Department Bureau of African Affairs’ University Partnerships Initiative (UPI) at an in-person and virtual launch ceremony on the KNUST campus on Wednesday October 14, 2020.  The event was presided over by Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, PhD, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST.  Assistant Secretary of ... Read More»

2nd National Symposium on Human Trafficking – As Prepared Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora

As Prepared Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora 2nd National Symposium on Human Trafficking GNAT Hall | September 29, 2020 | 9:00AM – 11:00AM Honorable Cynthia Mamle Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection Members of the diplomatic corps Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen All protocols observed Good morning. I’d like to express ... Read More»

Launch Ceremony for Ghana’s National Cyber Security Month 2020 – As Prepared Remarks by CDA Christopher J. Lamora.

As Prepared Remarks by CDA Christopher J. Lamora Launch Ceremony for Ghana’s National Cyber Security Month 2020  October 1, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Accra Digital Center   Honorable Minister Owusu-Ekuful National Cyber Security Advisor Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Distinguished Guests Everyone joining virtually from around the world Good morning.  I’m delighted that so many colleagues, business leaders, and members of the ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement – Resumption of Routine Consular Services for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Accra resumed routine consular services for U.S. citizens on October 1, 2020, including  passport servicesConsular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) , and  notarial services . To schedule an appointment, please follow this link:   https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=ACC&appcode=1 .  Appointments are offered based on the consular section’s available staffing resources. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please check back later.  Additional appointment ... Read More»

Remarks by Counselor for Public Affairs Virginia Elliott – The Spelling Bee Semi-Finals

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Ghana Counselor for Public Affairs Virginia Elliott at The Spelling Bee Semi-Finals Christ the King Auditorium, Accra Saturday September 26, 2020, 3:00-4:30p.m.   Good afternoon! I am delighted to be here on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Ghana. I want to thank to Mrs. Eugenia Tachie Menson, Country Director of ... Read More»

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Virtual Launch of Phase Two – PAO Virginia Elliott’s Remarks

Counselor for Public Affairs Virginia Elliott’s Remarks Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Virtual Launch of Phase Two September 22, 2020 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Good afternoon!  Thank you Mrs. Shola Safo-Duodo for your kind introduction and thank you to the team at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) for hosting this virtual launch ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: Ghana Event: Roads Blocked in Volta Region Police and media reports indicate police stations have been attacked and roads have been blocked in the Volta Region, specifically in the North Tongu District.  Ghanaian security services have been sent to the affected areas to address these issues.  Please avoid travel to or through Volta until the situation ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy Partners with Mobile Web Ghana to Inaugurate a New Cultural and Educational Center

Accra, GHANA – The U.S. Government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, and in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana, has opened American Corner Agbogba, a new cultural and educational center.  U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan cut the ribbon on this new facility on September 18, ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: Ghana Event: Ghana Travel Advisory – Level 3 Reconsider Travel The Department of State has issued the following Travel Advisory for Ghana: Ghana – Level 3 Reconsider Travel C U H Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Diseace Control ... Read More»

U.S.-Ghana Trade Relationship Continues to Grow with Conclusion of First Virtual U.S. Franchise Trade Mission in Ghana

Accra, GHANA— From September 1-3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Accra hosted the first-ever virtual U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Ghana.  Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, the three-day virtual trade mission brought U.S. franchisors together with 20 Ghanaian investors.  The U.S. franchisors represented a cross-section of popular U.S. brand concepts such as business services, industrial ... Read More»

Alliance of Women in Media in Africa (AWMA) Report Launch- Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Alliance of Women in Media in Africa (AWMA) “Status of Women in the Ghanaian Media” Report Launch Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Virtual Participation via Zoom Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm   Good Afternoon! Honorable Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; AWMA Convener Shamima Muslim; Dean of the School of Information ... Read More»

PEPFAR Media Training Closing Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

PEPFAR Media Training Closing Ceremony Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Virtual Platform: Zoom September 3, 2020 2:00 p.m.   Greetings, participants! Congratulations on completing the PEPFAR Media Training! And congratulations on pioneering the virtual platform for the training. Ayikoo! Over the past seven weeks, I have enjoyed seeing and hearing your great coverage of ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event: Opening of Kotoka International Airport and Scheduling Emergency Passport Service Appointments at the U.S. Embassy On August 30, President Akufo-Addo  announced  that Accra’s Kotoka International Airport will reopen for regular international passenger travel on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) interested in departing Ghana should check with the airlines ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Armed Forces Partner to Provide Critical Medical Supplies  and PPE to Ashanti and Western Regional Hospitals

 Accra, GHANA— On Friday, August 28, the United States donated critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ghana Health Service to assist frontline health workers in Kumasi and Sekondi in the fight against COVID-19.   U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan presented the supplies to members of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Announcements for Future Special Commercial Flights Departing Ghana While Ghana’s borders remain closed to normal international air travel, there are a number of upcoming special commercial flight options open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who wish to depart Ghana. The U.S. Embassy will no longer send an individual alert message ... Read More»

Alert  – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Emirates Airlines Special Commercial Flight Departing Ghana (Monday, August 17, 2020) Emirates Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Monday, August 17, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Dubai International Airport, with onward connection options to the United States.  This ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Shea Parkland Restoration Initiative and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana

Accra, GHANA— On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) launched the Action for Shea Parklands (ASP) initiative.  Spearheaded by GSA, this initiative seeks to promote, plant, and protect the shea parklands while advancing a shea industry commitment to plant ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Ethiopian Airlines Special Commercial Flight to the United States (Thursday, August 13, 2020) Ethiopian Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, with onward connection options to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Ghana Travel Advisory – Level 3 Reconsider Travel

The Department of State has issued the following Travel Advisory for Ghana: Ghana – Level 3 Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Ghana due ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Emirates Airlines Special Commercial Flight Departing Ghana Emirates Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Dubai International Airport, with onward connection options to the United States.  It is the embassy’s understanding from the ... Read More»

Alert  – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Ethiopian Airlines Special Commercial Flight to the United States  Ethiopian Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, with onward connection options to the United States.  It ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Work Together to Achieve Malaria Elimination and Zero Malaria Deaths by 2030

Accra, GHANA – On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician  of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted ... Read More»

Alert  – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana   Event:  CORRECTION – Ethiopian Airlines Special Commercial Flight to the United States   Ethiopian Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Newark Liberty International Airport.  It is the embassy’s understanding that only ... Read More»

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons -Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan World Day Against Trafficking in Persons GNAT Hall, Accra July 21, 2020   Nii Chairperson, Honorable Minister, Representatives of the European Union, the Embassy of France, and Expertise France, all protocols observed: Good morning, thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s event. Congratulations to the Government ... Read More»

10th Annual Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan To the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana 10th Annual Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards Celebration Celebrating Ten Years of Entrepreneurship Excellence and Business Development in Ghana Pre-Recorded Video Message | July 18, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m Stephanie Sullivan, the United States ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Absentee Ballot Collection at U.S. Embassy Accra You can now drop off your voter request form and/or absentee ballot at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. You can learn more about the entire state and jurisdiction-specific absentee voting process, research candidates, and request your absentee ballot at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website at  www.FVAP.gov ... Read More»

Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  SOLD OUT – Emirates Airlines Special Commercial Flight Departing Ghana Emirates Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline’s special commercial flight scheduled for Friday, July 17, 2020, is SOLD OUT.  Please do not go to the Emirates Airlines ticketing offices in Accra. Please note that this is not a U.S. ... Read More»

Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

(July 13, 2020) Location:  Ghana  Event:  Emirates Airlines Special Commercial Flight Departing Ghana  Emirates Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Friday, July 17, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Dubai International Airport.  It is the embassy’s understanding from the airline that only U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day 2020 Message – Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

U.S. Independence Day 2020 Message U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan As Delivered July 3, 2020   Greetings everyone.  I’m Stephanie Sullivan, the United States Ambassador to Ghana. Before I talk about American independence, I want to start by commending the government and people of Ghana for your resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated Repatriation Flight Information Repatriation Flights: Currently, there are no U.S. Government-chartered or -funded repatriation flights scheduled, nor is the U.S. Embassy in Accra aware of any other flight opportunities to the United States.  The U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware that there are U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Ethiopian Airlines Flight to the United States Ethiopian Airlines has informed the U.S. Embassy in Accra that the airline will be running a special commercial flight on Monday, June 29, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Washington Dulles International Airport.  It is the embassy’s understanding that only U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana   Event:  Special Commercial Flight to the United States Available on Ethiopian Airlines   While Ghana’s borders remain closed until further notice, the U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware of an upcoming special commercial flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines on June 26, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Newark Liberty International Airport. This is ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Mandatory Use of Face Coverings in Public On June 15, 2020, President Akufo-Addo signed Executive Instrument 164, outlining the mandatory use of face coverings in pubic: A face mask, face shield, or any other face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth is required when in a public place. The police are empowered ... Read More»

U.S. Partners with Ghana to Launch Learning Radio Program to Improve Reading for Ghanaian Children

Accra, GHANA — On June 15, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, in launching the Ghana Learning Radio: Reading Program. Developed in response to the closure of over 25,000 primary schools nationwide due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the radio program will engage parents, caregivers, and students ... Read More»

Health Alert US Embassy Accra Ghana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (June 15, 2020) Location:  Ghana  Event:  Updated Repatriation Flight Information  Repatriation Flights: The U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware of information circulating publicly that there was a U.S. Government chartered repatriation flight to the United States in recent days.  This is not the case.  The most recent repatriation flight coordinated by the ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (June 10, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated Repatriation Flight Information Ghana Border Closure: On May 31, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended the closure of Ghana’s borders (land, air, and sea) to human traffic until further notice.  Health Information: Ghana has confirmed over 10,000 COVID-19 cases, with the majority of new cases due to community ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Prepared Remarks: Memorial Service for George Floyd

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Remarks Prepared for Delivery at Memorial Service for George Floyd DuBois Center, Accra, Ghana June 5, 2020   Honorable Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi; Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority Kwesi Agyeman; Director of the Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, Akwasi ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Extension of Ghana Border Closing and Easing of Some Public Gathering Restrictions Border Closure: On May 31, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended the closure of Ghana’s borders (land, air, and sea) to human traffic until further notice. Easing of Some Restrictions on Public Gatherings: In his speech (full remarks can be viewed  here ), the president ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (May 12, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated Repatriation Flight Information Repatriation Flights: The U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware that there are U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who are still interested in a U.S. Government chartered repatriation flight to the United States.  While we continue to explore every option to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (May 12, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:   U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flight Information and Continued Ghana Restaurant, Bar, and Night Club Closure Repatriation Flights All U.S. citizens and LPRs who are interested in a potential chartered repatriation flight to the United States must complete the online request form available here .(If you have already ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Lecture at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College 

Ambassador Sullivan’s Lecture at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College  Tuesday, May 12, 2020   Commandant of Ghana’s Command and Staff College, Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour; Distinguished faculty and students of Course 41; All protocols observed. Good afternoon! Bon apres midi! Thank you so much for the warm welcome, and this opportunity for ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (May 12, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Ban on Public Gatherings Extended Until May 31 On May 10, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended Ghana’s ban on public gatherings until May 31. The full text of the President’s speech can be found here . Ghana’s international borders remain closed until May 31, and international ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (May 7, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flight Information Ghana’s border closure remains in effect until May 31, and all public gatherings are suspended through May 10.  Flights on all commercial airlines in and out of Ghana have been cancelled.  We continue to explore possibilities for repatriating U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Border Closure Extended Until May 31 On May 1, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended the closure of Ghana’s international borders until May 31.  International commercial flights will not be available during that time.  The suspension of all public and social gatherings remains in effect through May 10.  The Minister of Health’s directive on wearing masks in public, along with the Regional Coordinating Councils’ decisions to mandate ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Public Gathering Restrictions Extended and Face Masks Mandatory in Public On April 26, 2020, President Akufo-Addo extended the suspension of all public and social gatherings for two weeks.  The extension took effect on April 27 at 1:00am, and will remain in effect through May 10.  The President also highlighted the Minister of Health’s directive on wearing masks in public, and reinforced the ... Read More»

USA Delivers Critical Medical Supplies to Boost COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana – On April 24, a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing in Ramstein Air Base, Germany arrived at Kotoka International Airport to deliver medical supplies to the Government of Ghana in support of its COVID-19 response efforts.  The delivery included approximately 2,500 kilograms of medical cargo and supplies provided ... Read More»

A Ramadan Message from the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan

ACCRA, Ghana – To the Muslims of Ghana, I want to wish you a blessed Ramadan. We are living in unprecedented times, and it is important that we all take the necessary precautions for the collective good. This means adjusting to new ways, even as we practice deep-rooted traditions in keeping with our religious faiths. ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 20, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Restrictions on Movement Lifted On April 19, 2020, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo announced the lifting of restrictions on movement for the Accra and Kumasi metropolitan areas. However, the government’s suspension on all public gatherings remains in effect, Ghana’s international borders are closed until May 4, and international commercial flights remain suspended.  ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 15, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Final U.S. Repatriation Flight Departed Ghana Today, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the repatriation of 300 Americans to the United States.  At this time, we do not anticipate that there will be additional charter flights organized from Ghana to the United States. In the event future charter flights become ... Read More»

America’s Partnership in Ghana and Around the World Against COVID-19

By: Stephanie S. Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana ACCRA, Ghana – The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against COVID-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, the United States provides U.S. technical assistance to hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 14, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana Immigration Service Assisting with Contact Tracing The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Health Resources and U.S. Repatriation Flights The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to the COVID-19-related health ... Read More»

Health Alert: Ghana Extends Restrictions on Gatherings

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Restrictions on Gatherings Extended to April 26 On April 12, 2020, the Government of Ghana announced that it is extending the restrictions on public gatherings for two weeks. The extension takes effect on Monday, April 13th and will end Sunday night April 26. This directive is in addition to the extended restrictions on movement announced on April 9 and that conclude on April 20. We encourage all ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana   

Location:  Ghana Event:  Information for Americans in Ghana The U.S. Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to COVID-19-related information available through the embassy and the Government of Ghana. EMBASSY CLOSURE: The ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana   

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event: Final Repatriation Flight from Ghana to the U.S. The U.S. Embassy is planning a final repatriation flight from Ghana to the United States for the week of April 13.  Any U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are interested in the possibility of a chartered repatriation flight to the United States MUST ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Restrictions on Movement Extended to April 20 On April 9, 2020, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo announced that he was extending the restrictions on movement for the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi metropolitan areas until Monday, April 20.   The U.S. Embassy has similarly extended the duration of its own reduced-movement and maximum telework posture to April 20 to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana   

Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Border Closure Extended for Two Weeks On April 4, 2020, the Government of Ghana announced that it would extend the closure of its borders for an additional two weeks beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020.  The government stated it is taking this step to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to continue its testing and contact tracing program. Additionally, the U.S. Embassy has received isolated reports of verbal harassment of foreigners based on the misperception that ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana   Event:  Government of Ghana movement restrictions in the Greater Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas    The U.S. Embassy would like to call your attention to the restrictions on movement that the Government of Ghana (GoG) instituted beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30.  The full text of President Akufo-Addo’s speech announcing these restrictions ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Updated U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flight Information Flights on all commercial airlines in and out of Ghana have been cancelled. U.S. citizens and LPRs still seeking emergency repatriation should NOT go to the airport or the U.S. Embassy. While we do not anticipate additional chartered repatriation flights from Ghana to the United States, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Update on Special Repatriation Flight from Ghana to the United States Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Accra sent out confirmation and standby emails for seats on a special chartered repatriation flight to the United States.  Only those passengers with email confirmations will be permitted to enter the airport.  If you have not received official instructions ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Restrictions on Movement in Accra and Kumasi The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to the restrictions on movement that ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (March 27, 2020) Location:  Ghana Event:  Avoid COVID-19 Related Scams The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to potential ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event:  Ghana’s Health Resources The U.S Embassy’s highest priority is the safety and security of U.S. citizens in Ghana.  While we work to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States, we would like to call your attention to the COVID-19-related health resources available in Ghana.  If you believe that ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  Repatriation Information Update – Trusted Sources of Information We ask all U.S. citizens to please pay attention only to authoritative sources of information, such as U.S. Embassy messages (like this one), our website, and our official social media feeds (links below) for the most current and accurate information regarding our chartered repatriation planning.  Unofficial social ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana   Location:  Ghana Event:  Information for U.S. Citizens Regarding Potential U.S. Embassy Repatriation Flights from Ghana The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19. We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Ghana after the closure of Ghana’s ... Read More»

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana – U.S Government Chartered Flight Departed Accra

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana  Location:  Ghana  Event:  U.S Government chartered flight departed Accra The U.S. Embassy places the highest priority on assisting American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their U.S. citizen dependents in Ghana.  On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the U.S. Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  U.S. Embassy going to maximum telework status for two weeks. The U.S. Embassy in Accra will be closed to the public for a minimum of two weeks effective March 25 at 5:00 p.m.  Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens in Ghana: Travel and Repatriation Assistance

We recognize this has been a challenging period for many American citizen travelers affected by the suspension of international flights and the impending closure of Accra’s Kotoka International Airport. If you are interested in being contacted in the event that additional flights or repatriation flights to the United States are scheduled, please send an email to  ACSAccra@state.gov ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana Location:  Ghana Event:  The Ghana Health Service has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19. On March 21, the government of Ghana announced that it will close its borders for two weeks effective 11:59pm on Sunday, March 22.  The U.S. Embassy understands the challenges the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Accra Institutes Temporary Measures to Prevent and Contain the Spread of Coronavirus

Accra, GHANA— Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Embassy Accra in Ghana is temporarily suspending routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, effective March 17, 2020.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible, ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Ghana Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 15, 2020, the government of Ghana issued a Travel Advisory, closed all schools, and suspended public gatherings. The Ghanaian Travel Advisory states: All ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location:  Accra, Ghana Event:  On March 12, 2020, the  Ghana Health Service  announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Accra area. The government of Ghana has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The CDC ... Read More»

Ghana Journalists Association Media Convention – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Media Convention “The 2020 Election: The Role of the Media in Promoting Civility and Discernment in the Political Discourse”  Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Ghana International Press Center  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00AM   Thank you, Master of Ceremonies, Extraordinaire. National Media Commission Chairperson; Chair for the event and ... Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks at the Global Mentoring Walk

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks at the Global Mentoring Walk Volta Gardens (following the walk) Saturday March 7, 2020 Good Morning everyone! I’m thrilled to be here with you this morning – I hope the walk was great!  It’s great to hear from the mentors. This year, the national celebration of Ghana’s Independence Day celebration took ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (March 3, 2020)

Location: Sogakope, Ghana Event: Demonstration/Protest The U.S. Embassy in Accra is monitoring media reports about the possibility of protests in Sogakope, Volta Region, Ghana.  The protests could potentially block the main highway linking the Greater Accra Region and parts of the Volta Region through Sogakope as well as other major roads. Sogakope serves as a ... Read More»

United States of America and Ghana Partner to Improve Early Education Reading Skills

Accra, GHANA— On February 21, 2020, Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh and USAID/Ghana Mission Director Sharon L. Cromer launched the end-line impact evaluation report for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Early Grade Reading program.  The ceremony, hosted by the Minister at the Ministry of Education (MoE), also saw the ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense visits Ghana for Bilateral Engagements

As part of ongoing, cooperative U.S. engagement on the African continent, US Department of Defense, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Pete Marocco traveled to Ghana and Benin for bilateral engagements with African partners. Marocco met with the Ministries of Defense in both Ghana and Benin, and visited forward operating bases engaged in the fight against ... Read More»

U.S. Citizens: Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast and easy

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehousing Facility

Sorogu, Northern Region, GHANA— On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated a shea butter processing facility and warehouse for the Tiyumtaba Women’s Shea Cooperative of Sorogu, located in the Sagnerigu Municipality in the Northern Region of Ghana. The new facility, is part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with communities, ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (February 3, 2020)

Location: Accra, Ghana Event: Demonstration/Rally A large demonstration is expected to take place in Accra tomorrow, February 4, with participants gathering as early as 6:00 a.m.  The route is unconfirmed but could cover a large part of central Accra.  Please plan accordingly and follow media reports for more updated information. Be advised that any demonstration, ... Read More»

American Universities Visit Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Accra recently welcomed officials from two American universities visiting Ghana to promote opportunities for Ghanaian students.  Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Attaché Elizabeth Ategou, Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for EducationUSA in West and Central Africa Diane Weisz Young, Regional Public Engagement Specialist (REPS) Alison F. McKee, and EducationUSA ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks – 6th Security Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s As Delivered Remarks Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC) Wednesday, January 22, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Co-Chair and National Security Coordinator Joshua Kyeremeh Honorable Minister of Defense Dominic Nitiwul other Government of Ghana officials; Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic Missions present; Assistant Secretary ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Partner to Build Capable and Resilient Security and Justice Sector Institutions

ACCRA –The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten ... Read More»

Mentoring Women Forum – Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks at the Mentoring Women Forum Standard Chartered Head Office, Accra, Ghana Thursday, January 9, 2020; 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   Mentoring Women Ghana Executive Director Brigitte Dzogbenuku; Participants in today’s mentoring program; Good afternoon. I’m happy and honored that Brigitte invited me to join you today as a special guest. Let ... Read More»

Statement on the End of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions in Ghana

Accra, GHANA— The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Section 243(d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.  As of Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures. The validity period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2, and B1/B2) for all ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (January 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (January 8, 2019) Location:  Ghana, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra (December 31, 2019)

Location:  Ghana, countrywide Event:  Local media is reporting that Ghana security services are maintaining a heightened state of alert and increased security precautions for New Years’ Eve gatherings. Actions to Take: Exercise caution if attending New Years’ Eve events Avoid crowds Monitor local media Be aware of your surroundings Review your personal security plans Assistance: ... Read More»

President’s Outstanding Youth Prize – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks at the President’s Outstanding Youth Prize Hosted by the Board of the Millennium Excellence Foundation Labadi Beach Hotel, Labadi Suite, Accra, Ghana Sunday, December 15, 2019; 4:00 p.m.   Founder of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, Ashim Morton; Governor Board Member of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, Sapna Mukhi; Other Members of the ... Read More»

United States and Ghana Partner to Observe International Anti-Corruption Day

Accra, Ghana – On December 12, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan joined representatives from the New Patriotic Party, the National Democratic Congress, Government of Ghana, civil society, youth leaders, and members of the diplomatic corps from Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, in observing the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day in ... Read More»

World AIDS Day Durbar 2019 – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

World AIDS Day Durbar 2019 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Theme: Communities Make the Difference, Help End AIDS Accra International Trade Fair Center Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.   Chairman for today’s event, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Chief of Staff to the President, Honorable Frema Osei-Opare, I ask ... Read More»

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Certificate Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Certificate Ceremony  YALI RLC Presidential Hall, GIMPA  November 26, 2019, 11:00am-12:30pm 2 pm – 3:30?  Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA); Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson,  Deputy Rector, Professor Philip Duku Osei; GIMPA leadership, faculty and staff; ... Read More»

Visuals for Gender Launch Ceremony Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Visuals for Gender Launch Ceremony Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Monday, November 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM Mobile Web Ghana Founder and CEO of Mobile Web Ghana Florence Toffa, Distinguished Guests, Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon. I would like to start my remarks with a number.  35. ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at AMCHAM Thanksgiving Dinner

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks AMCHAM Thanksgiving Dinner AMCHAM Ghana at 30P celebrating 30 Years of Promoting Trade and Investment Between Ghana and the United States Marriott Hotel, Accra Saturday, November 23, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Representative of the Honorable Senior Minister,  Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Honorable Deputy Minister of Trade, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkra,  Outgoing AMCHAM President Joe ... Read More»

YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) Accra 15th Cohort Training Closing Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) Accra 15th Cohort Training Closing Ceremony As Prepared Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan  Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) November 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. I believe in Africa! I believe in Africans! I believe in YOU! What a nice performance – ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Congratulates 125 Young African Leader Participants of the YALI Regional Leadership Center

Accra, GHANA— On Friday, November 22, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed and presented plaques to outstanding participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) training program. One hundred twenty-five (125) participants representing nine countries in the sub-region completed the three-week on-site training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Travels to Ashanti Region to Promote USA-Ghana Partnerships

Ejura, Mampong, and Kumasi, GHANA – U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Christopher J. Lamora traveled to the Ashanti Region from November 19-20 to promote partnerships on economic development, education, and good governance between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.  While in the Ashanti Region, DCM Lamora traveled to Ejura on November ... Read More»

Ceremony to Protect Marine Life from Plastic Pollution and Open Defecation – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

Ambassador Sullivan’s remarks at Ceremony to Protect Marine Life from Plastic Pollution  and Open Defecation Jamestown Lighthouse In Recognition of World Toilet Day (Nov 19)  November 16, 2019 12:00 noon Representative of the Minister of Water and Sanitation;  Mr. Andrew Barnes, High Commissioner of Australia;  Mr. Obed Quaye and Members of the Waste Segregation and ... Read More»

Study in the United States: Ghana Takes Number Two Spot in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 18, 2019 – The 2019 Open Doors Report on international education has shown an overall 13.9% increase over 2018 in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States, from 3,213 to 3,661.  This brings Ghana into second place in Sub-Saharan Africa, a spot previously held by Kenya.  The number ... Read More»

Afro-Classical Concert with Dr. Cristina Ruotolo & Friends – Amb. Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s Brief Welcome and Introductory Remarks Afro-Classical Concert with Dr. Cristina Ruotolo & Friends  November 14, 2019   Good evening!  Akwaaba! My husband John and I are pleased to welcome you all this evening for a musical performance by Dr. Cristina Ruotolo and friends.  Cristina is a Fulbright visiting scholar and has ... Read More»

United States Marine Corps Ball – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan at the 2019 United States Marine Corps Ball Kempinski Hotel, Accra November 2, 2019; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.   Honorable Minister of Defense, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul; Honorable Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Robert Ahomka-Lindsay; H.E. the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Andrew Barnes; Ambassador of the ... Read More»

USA Supports Ghana to Advance and Strengthen Community-level Health Service Delivery

Accra, GHANA—  On November 12, 2019, the United States of America, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined dignitaries from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service to celebrate collaborative efforts to improve the health of Ghanaians at the USAID Systems for Health learning event. The project expanded evidence-based, ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Launch Seed Sector Workshop in Ghana

Accra, Ghana ­­- The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Seed Sector Workshop from November 5-6 at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement.  A part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agriculture Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, this two-day workshop hosted representatives from the Government of Ghana and ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Censky Concludes U.S.-West Africa Trade Mission in Ghana

ACCRA – U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky led a trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, to help United States exporters foster new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for American exports of food and farm products. The trade mission was based in Accra, Ghana, and included buyer ... Read More»

Opening of the LuccaHealth Medical Specialty Center – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan at the Opening of the LuccaHealth Medical Specialty Center East Legon, Accra Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. Honorable Deputy Minister of Health; Alex Abban Honorable Chief Justice and Members of Parliament present; Archbishop Duncan-Williams and clergy present District Health Directors; CEO and Chairmand of BlackIvy, President of LuccaHealth ... Read More»

Accra Girls SHS 59th Speech and Prize Giving Day – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Accra Girls Senior High School 59th Speech and Prize Giving Day October 26, 2019 Madam Headmistress of Accra Girls Senior High School Mrs. Joyce Acolatse; Madam Chairperson and member of Accra Girls Old Students Association (AGOSA) 1969-year group Dr. Jane Araba Aikins; Guest speaker and member of AGOSA ... Read More»

USA Partners with Ghana to Promote Healthier Behaviors

Accra, GHANA— The United States of America is partnering with Ghana’s Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to encourage all Ghanaians to “Live a Good Life!” In 2016, the Ghana Health Service revived the GoodLife brand, a mass media campaign to promote healthy lifestyle messages through television, radio, posters, and brochures.  The United ... Read More»

West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards 2019 – Remarks by PAO Roberto Quiroz II

Remarks by Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II at the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards 2019 Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Accra October 17, 2019   Media Foundation for West Africa Executive Director, Mr. Sulemana Braimah; Minister of Information, the Honorable Kojo Nkrumah; MFWA Board Chairman, Mr. Edetaen Ojo; Distinguished journalists and guests; ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Partner to Reach HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Western Region by 2020.

Takoradi and Aboadze, GHANA— From September 30-October 2, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan traveled to the Western Region to join Government of Ghana representatives and the UNAIDS Country Director for Ghana Angela Trenton-Mbonde to launch the multi-stakeholder strategy to achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control in the Western Region. The Government of Ghana and the ... Read More»

EducationUSA Networking Reception – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

EducationUSA Networking Reception  Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan Chief of Mission Residence September 27, 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Good evening everyone! My husband John and I are happy to welcome you all, following what I hear has been a very successful college fair today. As both a former student and a former teacher, I ... Read More»

USA Promotes Education During Visit to Kumasi

From September 26-27, a U.S. Embassy Public Affairs team traveled to the city of Kumasi to participate in a series of programs to promote education in partnership with Ghanaians.  The team consisted of Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Affairs Specialist Maya Parker, Cultural Affairs Assistant Aisha Nartey, and Kumasi based Education USA Advisor ... Read More»

Joint Induction/Graduation Ceremony of Kufuor Scholars – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Joint Induction/Graduation Ceremony of Kufuor Scholars “Transforming Africa through Leadership with Integrity” Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Monday, September 23, 2019 | 10:30am   His Excellency President John Agyekum Kufuor; Chief Executive Officer of the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation Professor Baffour Agyeman-Duah; Kufuor Scholars Program Coordinator Dr. Pascal Brenya; Kufuor Scholars; ... Read More»

America and Ghana: Partners for Education

Byline: U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan September 25, 2019   It’s back to school time for many in Ghana and the United States! As a former teacher, I’d like to take a moment to share the many ways the United States and Ghana work together to improve education for Ghanaians at all levels, ... Read More»

U.S. Citizens Town Hall Takoradi, October 1st

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is pleased to announce that the Honorable Stephanie Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, will be in Takoradi on October 1st to meet with U.S. citizens in the area and to answer questions about U.S. citizen consular-related issues. A U.S. consular officer will also be present to provide notarial services and accept passport ... Read More»

North and West Africa Dir. of Military Intelligence Conference 2019 – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at North and West Africa Directors of Military Intelligence Conference 2019 Kofi Annan International Peace Training Center, Accra 18 September 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Minister of Defense of the Republic of Ghana, the Honorable Dominic Nitiwul; Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Lieutenant ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Location: All regions of Ghana Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 travel notice for travelers to Ghana due to a polio outbreak.  CDC recommends that travelers practice enhanced precautions.  The full notice can be read here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-ghana . Actions to Take: All travelers to Ghana should be vaccinated fully ... Read More»

LECIAD Guest Seminar Series Program – Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks at the University of Ghana / LECIAD Guest Seminar Series Program  “One Day that Changed the Face of the World: The Scars of 9/11 on International Relations and Diplomacy”  September 11, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Ambassador and Diplomat-in-Residence, Dr. Kodzo K. Alabo; University of Ghana students, faculty, and staff; ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy supports Nkwatia Senior High School to Meet Sanitation Needs.

The U.S. Embassy in Accra, through the Ambassadors Special Self-Help Program, supported the Nkwatia Senior High School with $10,000 to construct a toilet facility to meet the sanitation needs of a growing number of students. On September 4, our Management Counselor Greg Morrison commissioned the opening of the facility in the Eastern Region, joined by ... Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks at Luncheon Honoring the Woke Women Task Force

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s remarks at Luncheon Honoring the Woke Women Task Force Mobile Web Ghana – Accra September 11, 2019; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Distinguished Woke Women task force members; Administrators and teachers from schools who allowed their students to participate in female empowerment programs; Advocates for the rights of women; Our NGO peers ... Read More»

INL/AME Alumni Event -Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

 Stephanie S. Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Opening Remarks – INL/AME Alumni Event at the West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC), Accra September 12, 2019 at 10:00AM   Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department Commissioner of Police, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, representing the Acting Inspector-General of Police, the Honorable James Oppong-Boanuh; Frank Adu-Poku, Director of ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan at the U.S. Beef –Wine – Rice Promotional Event

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan at the U.S. Beef –Wine – Rice Promotional Event Accra Marriott Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Food and Drug Administration, the Honorable Delese Mimi Darko; Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority, the Honorable Alexander Nii Otoo Dodoo; Director ... Read More»

United States and Ghana Sign Declaration of Partnership on Food Security

Accra, GHANA – On September 5, 2019, the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana signed a Declaration of Partnership at the African Green Revolution Forum hosted in Accra.  The Declaration launches a five-year Feed the Future Country Plan for Ghana that will increase investments in agriculture, build greater resilience, ... Read More»

U.S. Poultry Nat. Cooking Competition -Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Lamora

USA Poultry National Chicken Cooking Competition U.S. Embassy Accra Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora Gala Dinner – Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 6:30pm     Representative of the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts, Head of the Food Enforcement Department of the Food and Drug Authority, Ms. Maria Lovelace-Johnson Distinguished ... Read More»

6th “Made in Ghana” Awards -Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora

6th “Made in Ghana” Awards ‘Promoting Industrialization, the Key to Job Creation and Economic Development’ Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora Kempinski Hotel | Friday, August 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.     Honorable Minister of Business Development, Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Honorable Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Honorable Deputy Minister of Trade and ... Read More»

U.S. Partnerships with Women Promote Economic Growth in  Northern Ghana

Tamale, GHANA— Since 2014, over 96,000 women in northern Ghana saved USD $7.8 million – or about 42,659,747 cedis – and invested the money to improve the health, education, nutrition, and economic opportunities of their families. Last year, Nanumba North received 98% in the District Performance Assessment conducted by the Ministry of Local Government, the ... Read More»

U.S. Citizen Town Hall Tamale – September 10

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is pleased to announce that a consular officer will be in Tamale on September 10, 2019 to meet with U.S. citizens in the area and to answer questions about U.S. citizen consular-related issues. Capacity for the town hall will be limited so please email ACSAccra@state.gov to confirm your interest and/or request ... Read More»

Formed Police Unit Performance Workshop -Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora

Chargé Christopher J. Lamora’s Remarks to Formed Police Unit Performance Workshop  on August 26, 2019 at the RTC   Good morning and a warm welcome to the Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh; Commander of the Ghana Formed Police Unit, Henry Otoo; Director of the International Relations Directorate, Mr. Baba Saanid Adamu; distinguished guests; ... Read More»

United States of America Supports Ghana’s Fisheries and Coastal Environment Development Agenda

Accra, GHANA– The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission with support from the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),  organized a three-day conference, from August 19-21, 2019, in Accra to highlight and discuss successes, lessons learned, opportunities, and challenges in the fisheries sector in Ghana. The ... Read More»

American Film “The Money Stone” makes its Africa premiere at Black Star International Film Festival

Accra, GHANA – The United States Embassy in Accra is pleased to welcome American documentary filmmaker Stuart Harmon, who will screen his first feature-length film, “The Money Stone,” at the 2019 Black Star International Film Festival.  The film tells the stories of Justice and Maxwell, two teen boys fighting for their dreams against the backdrop ... Read More»

Africa Endeavor 2019 – Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Christopher Lamora

Africa Endeavor 2019 Opening Remarks by  Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra 19 August 2019     Honorable Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah Hon. Minster of Defense of the Republic of Ghana, Dominic Nitiwul Hon. Minister of Communications of the Republic of Ghana, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful Hon. Chief of Defense Staff of ... Read More»

Peace Corps Volunteers Swearing-in Ceremony – Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Christopher Lamora

Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Education Volunteers Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Christopher Lamora  Thursday, August 8, 2019   Honorable Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo Representatives of Other Volunteer Corps Representatives of the Media Colleagues Distinguished Guests I am very pleased to administer the oath of service to these 23 U.S. citizens today. They ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan’s Remarks – Exhibition Launch for the HACSA Summit 2019

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks Exhibition Launch for the HACSA Summit 2019 The Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA) Tuesday August 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.   Before I start my remarks, I would like us to observe a moment of silence  in memory of American author Toni Morrison, who today joined the ancestors. A great ... Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks – U.S. Navy Carson City Ship Reception

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks U.S. Navy Carson City Ship Reception Port of Tema, Ghana  |  Thursday, July 25, 2019; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Deputy Minister of Defense, the Honorable Major Derrick Oduro (rtd) Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Akwa; Fellow Ambassadors and High Commissioners, and members of the diplomatic corps; U.S. Naval ... Read More»

Ghana Travel Advisory

Exercise normal precautions in Ghana. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban Areas due to crime. Intercity highways after dark due to crime. Areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions due to crime. Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and ... Read More»

USA and Ghana Partner to Expand Access to Potable Water in Savannah Region

Tuna, Savannah Region, GHANA — On June 26, the Ministry for Sanitation and Water Resources commissioned a small town water system in Tuna completed through a partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide Savannah Region communities with a sustained potable water source. Estimated at more than 8,000 people, Tuna residents ... Read More»

Amb. Sullivan’s Remarks at the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar

Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES): “Strengthening Business and Trade for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa” Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s Remarks Marriott, Accra, June 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm   Good afternoon! I am very happy to speak with you all today. I know that Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan at ExxonMobil Office Opening Event and Reception

ExxonMobil Office Opening Event and Reception Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Thursday, June 27, 2019, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Mövenpick Hotel   Honorable Minister of Finance Ofori-Atta, Honorable Deputy Minister of Energy Amin-Adam, ExxonMobil Vice President Pam Darwin, ExxonMobil Country Manager Randi Cruz, CEOs and Executives of Ghana’s Oil and Gas Industry, Your Excellencies, Members of ... Read More»

Amb. Stephanie S. Sullivan’s Remarks at the 243rd Independence Day Reception

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan’s Remarks at the Independence Day Reception June 25, 2019; 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Honorable Minister of Interior Ambrose Dery, Honorable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State, Members of the Council of State and Members of Parliament, Representatives of the Security Services, Your Excellencies and Dear Colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps, ... Read More»

Asst. Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Engages with Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Accra, GHANA –Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Marie Royce, traveled to Accra from June 24 – 26, 2019.  During her visit, she met with Government of Ghana officials, private sector representatives, local entrepreneurs, alumni from U.S. exchange programs, and university administrators to promote the United States of America’s’ cultural and educational diplomacy efforts, ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora’s Remarks at Reception for LGBT Pride Month 2019

Good evening everyone, and welcome once again to the U.S. Embassy’s annual LGBT Pride reception for 2019.  I’m really pleased to see so many friendly and familiar faces here tonight, along with a few new ones as well. As you just heard, my name is Christopher Lamora, and I’m the Deputy Chief of Mission at ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

ACCRA – In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of a U.S. Army Africa medical readiness exercise in Ghana.  To commemorate the conclusion of the exercise, U.S. ... Read More»

Amb. Sullivan’s Remarks at CDD – Ghana & IREX Youth Employment Breakfast Meeting

CDD – Ghana & IREX Power Breakfast Meeting on Youth Training and Employment 08:00 Wednesday, June 12 Tang Palace Hotel, Accra Good morning, everyone. All protocols observed. Thank you to CDD and IREX for hosting today’s breakfast meeting on youth employment and entrepreneurship. The innovation and tenacity of entrepreneurs have propelled U.S. economic advances. I ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Visits Ghana

ACCRA – The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Carl Risch, traveled to Accra from June 13-14, 2019.  During his visit, the Assistant Secretary met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to discuss matters of mutual interest.  He also met members of the diplomatic community ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Christopher Lamora at General Electric Healthcare Dialogues Event

General Electric Healthcare Dialogues Event Remarks by DCM Christopher Lamora Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.   Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Abban Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Nana Adjei Mensah CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital, Dr Daniel Asare Director General of the Ghana Health Service, ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Partner to Translate Health Research Findings into Action

Accra, GHANA—On June 11, the Ministry of Health launched the 2019 National Health Research Dissemination Symposium, a three-day program from June 11 – 13.  With support from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the symposium is an opportunity to showcase health research in Ghana and to disseminate findings to ... Read More»

Ghana partners with U.S. to Strengthen Maternal and Child Health Services

Accra, GHANA—On June 6, the Ministry of Health together with the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a Maternal and Child Survival Symposium.  Over 150 participants from the Ministry of Health; the Ghana Health Service; the National Health Insurance Authority; the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Strengthen Primary School Students’ Reading

Accra, GHANA — From May 8 – 17, 2019, the Ghana Education Service and the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Learning Project, distributed over 400,000 reading and teaching materials to 7,273 public primary schools in 100 districts in Ghana.  Through this project, USAID partners with the Ministry of Education ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at Webster University – Ghana Campus Graduation Ceremony

Webster University – Ghana Campus Graduation Ceremony Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 10:00am Good morning! It’s an honor to be here this morning at the Ghana campus of Webster University in Accra on this very special day. Graduation day. A day that is both a ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan Honors 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

Accra, Ghana – On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan hosted a reception in honor of the 2019 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) cohort.  In attendance were Ghanaian alumni from YALI and other U.S. Government exchange programs from previous years. Since the inception of the Fellowship, ... Read More»

USA Supports Ghanaian Children’s Social Welfare System

Accra, GHANA— On May 13, the United States of America joined the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Honorable Cynthia Morrison, to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system.  The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care.  With funding from the American people ... Read More»

INL and FBI Cyber Investigations Pilot Project Donation Ceremony – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Investigations Pilot Project Donation Ceremony Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) Executive Director, Mr. Frank Adu-Poku, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Colleagues visiting from Washington, FBI ... Read More»

9th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards -Remarks by DCM Christopher Lamora

9th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards ‘Promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Private and Public Sector Partnership’ Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.   Honorable Minister of Business Development Mohammed Ibrahim Awal Honorable Deputy Minister Trade and Industry Robert Ahomka-Lindsey ... Read More»

USA and Ghana Host 5th Security Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting

Accra, Ghana – On Thursday, May 9, 2019, senior representatives from the governments of the United States and Ghana participated in the 5th Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting at the West Africa Regional Training Center in Accra.  The event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan; Ghanaian National Security Coordinator, ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan Travels to Ashanti Region to Promote USA-Ghana Partnerships

Kumasi, GHANA – Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan traveled to the Ashanti Region from May 2-7 to promote partnerships on health, education, good governance, and economic development between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.  On May 3, Ambassador Sullivan paid a visit to the Regional Minister of Ashanti, the Honorable Simon Osei-Mensah, ... Read More»

Interaction with KNUST Final Year Business School Students – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Interaction with Final Year Business School Students Remarks for Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Monday, May 6, 2019; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. KNUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso; Dean of the School of Business, Professor Nathaniel Boso; Dr. Felicity Asiedu-Appiah: KNUST School of Business Faculty and students; ... Read More»

USA and Ghana Inaugurate New Women’s Cancer Center at HopeXchange Medical Center

Kumasi, Ghana – On May 6, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan visited the HopeXchange Medical Center to launch the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite, which were largely funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The HopeXchange Medical Center is a ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at 3rd International Scouts and Guides Fellowship Reg. Conference

Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to address the International Scouts and Guide Fellowship’s Third Africa Regional Conference this morning here in Abokobi. I am always happy to attend events such as this, because civic engagement is at the heart of the U.S. – Africa partnership, which also focuses on cooperating to promote security, ... Read More»

Remarks by Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II on World Press Freedom Day 2019

Remarks by Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II on World Press Freedom Day 2019 Ghana International Press Centre (GIPC) in Accra, Ghana Friday, May 3, 2019; 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Honorable guests; Deputy Minister for Information of the Republic of Ghana, the Honorable Pius Enam Hadzide; UNESCO Representative in Ghana, Mr. Abdourahamane Diallo; ... Read More»

Dep. Chief of Mission Christopher Lamora’s Remarks on “US Foreign Policy and its Impact on Africa”

Commandant of Ghana’s Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Rear Admiral M. Beick Baffour; Distinguished officers and students of this institution; Distinguished guests; Members of the media; All protocols observed. Good Afternoon, and thank you for welcoming me today.  I’m truly honored to be standing here in this center of excellence dedicated to developing military, ... Read More»

Ambassador Encourages Youth to Have a “Good Life” at YOLO Season 5 Premiere.

Accra, Ghana – The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, attended the premiere of Season 5 of the megahit Ghanaian TV series, “You Only Live Once” (YOLO) at the Silverbird Cinemas in West Hills Mall on May 1.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives from the Ministry for Water Resources and Sanitation, the Ghana Health ... Read More»

Launch of EXIM Cooperation Framework – Remarks by Ambassador Sullivan

I am pleased to be part of this event, in this beautiful new venue. Last month, I participated in the launch of a U.S. Trade and Development Agency-funded feasibility study for a solar project here in Ghana.  The energy systems for the project will be made from solar panels assembled at a manufacturing facility in ... Read More»

USA Congratulates Oyster Pickers for Successful Closed Season

 Accra, GHANA– On April 15, the United States of America congratulated the Densu Oyster Pickers’ Association (DOPA) and the Development Action Association (DAA) for the successful completion of the second annual oyster harvesting closed season.  Located in the Tsokomey community of the Ga South Municipal Assembly, both are local, community-led, non-governmental organizations committed to protecting ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at the International Panel Physician Association Training Summit

Akwaaba! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Accra, as Ghana is the host for this year’s International Panel Physicians Association Training Summit. Thank you to my colleagues, the High Commissioners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, for joining the United States in supporting this summit. As members of the Migration ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at the Gizaa-Gunda Shea Butter Warehouse and Processing Center Handover

Managing Director of Savanna Fruits Company, Mr. Raphael Gonzalez; President and Executive Committee Members of the Global Shea Alliance; Leaders and stakeholders in the shea industry; Members of the media; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, It gives me great joy to join you this morning to hand over this new warehouse and shea butter processing center. ... Read More»

Welcome Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at USTDA-AmCham Breakfast

Welcome! Good morning and thank you for joining me here for breakfast today.  I’m so grateful that, through the excellent leadership of your Board, we have a vibrant American Chamber of Commerce here in Ghana.  I had an excellent initial meeting with Joe and with Simon Madjie shortly after my arrival, and I was pleased ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Agriculture and Health Volunteers

Minister of Health, the Honorable Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Peace Corps-Ghana Country Director Gordon Brown, Members of the media, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, All protocols observed. It is an honor to join you this morning to administer the oath of service to our newest 34 Americans who have answered ... Read More»

USA and Ghana Partnership for Solar Energy

Accra, GHANA – U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan led an event today in Kpone to mark the new partnership between the Ghanaian company Strategic Security Systems International, and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, with the U.S. Company AEG International. Their initial objective will be to provide solar energy to six dioceses of the Ghana ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan Honors Stella Saaka with “Ghana Woman of Courage” Award

Accra, GHANA — U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan honored Ms. Stella Saaka, from the Talensi district in the Upper East Region, with the U.S. Embassy’s 2019 Ghana Woman of Courage Award during a breakfast ceremony hosted at the Ambassador’s residence.  Like the U.S. Secretary of State’s annual International Women of Courage Award, this award recognizes a ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Reinforces Commitment to Sustainable Development in the Northern Region

“I’m proud to have visited the Northern Region during my second official trip in Ghana, after having joined President Nana Akufo-Addo last week during Independence Day celebrations in Tamale. I’m especially encouraged by the dedication of our Ghanaian friends, from alumni of U.S. exchange programs to USAID implementing ‎partners promoting health, education, and economic opportunities ... Read More»

Amb. Sullivan host Reception to Honor Judge Williams and Ghanaian Justice Sector Leaders

On March 12, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan hosted a reception for former U.S. federal Judge Ann Claire Williams, accompanied by U.S. federal judge Margo Brodie, Minnesota Judge Susan Burke, and former U.S. federal Judge Donald Graham, and Ghana’s judiciary.  The Ambassador took the opportunity to praise the continued relationship between the countries and highlighted the importance ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomes Spelling Bee Champion

On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Embassy welcomed Spelling Bee 2019 champion Master Kwabena Adu Darko-Asare, who was accompanied by Young Educators Foundation (YEF) Country Director, Mrs. Eugenia Tachie-Menson; YEF Programs Coordinator Ms. Salomé  Dzakpasu; Spelling Bee Deputy National Coach, Mr. Emmanuel Afful; and Kwabena’s father, Mr. Francis Darko-Asare.  They were welcomed by Counselor for ... Read More»

Amb. Sullivan Reaffirms the United States’ Commitment to Support the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda

On February 27, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to support the transformational Ghana beyond Aid agenda during the landmark Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) – Power Distribution Services (PDS) transfer ceremony.  Beginning on March 1, 2019, this 20-year private concession will help restructure the Ghanaian energy sector through true private sector participation, ... Read More»

Ambassador Sullivan hands over cargo and personnel carriers to Ghana Armed Forces

During a handover ceremony of cargo and personnel carriers to the Ghanaian Armed Forces on February 15, 2019, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan emphasized the importance of peace, security, and good governance in promoting economic development.  She also lauded the Ghana Armed Forces for its long and professional contributions to the United Nations peacekeeping operations over nearly ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Promotes Education in Western Region

From February 12 through 15, U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II and EducationUSA Advisor Ethel Caulley traveled to the Western Region to promote education.  The U.S. Embassy team traveled to Takoradi and other communities to visit heads of school, teachers, and over 1,300 Ghanaian students to encourage them to apply to study ... Read More»

Ambassador and African American Association of Ghana Launch Black History Month in Accra

On February 9, 2019, Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan joined the African American Association of Ghana (AAAG) at the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Center in Accra to launch AAAG Black History Month programming.  For its first program, AAAG highlighted excellent presentations on the theme “Black Migration: Exploring Our Roots and Beyond.” During the launch, Ambassador Sullivan ... Read More»

Statement on Implementation of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions on Ghana

Accra, GHANA – A country that is a signatory to the UN Convention on International Civil Aviation is obligated to issue the necessary travel documents to its citizens under deportation orders from another country.  Under Section 243(d) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, when a country is determined to be denying or unreasonably delaying ... Read More»

Watch this video to learn more about Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Stephanie S. Sullivan, a career  member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Ghana on November 30, 2018. She formerly served as Ambassador to the Republic of Congo (2013-2017).   Read More»

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Presents Credentials to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Accra, GHANA – The new U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, presented her credentials to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and has taken up her duties as Ambassador. Speaking from the ceremony at Jubilee House, Ambassador Sullivan thanked President Akufo-Addo for the warm welcome to Ghana and highlighted the U.S. – Ghana partnership focused ... Read More»

USA Increases Access to Health Services to Volta Region Island Communities through Boat Handover

Akosombo, GHANA— On December 18 2018, the United States of America through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director, Sharon Cromer, joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, for the handover of a 25-seater boat to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).  Funded by the United States Government, the medical ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (December 10, 2018)

Location: Northern Region (Tamale/Yendi and surrounding areas). Event: Beginning on December 14, 2018, groups in Tamale, Yendi, and surrounding villages will hold funerals for their respective former chieftains. Extreme violence is likely and there are inadequate medical resources in the region. All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is not advisable ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Interactive Workshop in Honor of the 16-Days of Activism

Accra, GHANA – In commemoration of the 16-Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Campaign, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana partnered with Mobile Web Ghana to host an interactive workshop under the theme, “Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls.”  The event convened more than 50 stakeholders from civil society organizations, law enforcement, and diplomatic ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Passing of Fmr. President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points ... Read More»

United States Joins Partners to Celebrate 15 Years of PEPFAR and World AIDS Day 2018

November 30, 2018 – The United States of America, through the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) celebrates fifteen (15) years of the U.S.-led global initiative under the theme “Saving Lives through American Generosity and Partnerships.”  In the lead up to World AIDS Day 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana joined Government of ... Read More»

Number of Ghanaians Studying in the United States Increases

November 19, 2018 – The 2018 Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.09 million international students during the 2017/2018 academic year.  This marks a 1.5% increase over the prior year.  The number of Sub-Saharan African students hit a record high at 39,479, marking a 4.6% increase over the ... Read More»

USA Launches New Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program in West Africa

Accra, GHANA- November 15, 2018 – The United States of America, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the ministries of health in 11 countries, is launching a new, five-year $200 million program to control and eliminate five neglected tropical diseases in Sub-Saharan West Africa. This newly launched program deepens USAID’s efforts to eliminate trachoma, lymphatic ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Ghana Promotes Youth Leadership and Unity across Africa

Accra – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora hosted a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) celebratory and networking event that gathered members from all three branches of the YALI family: Mandela Washington Fellows, YALI Regional Leadership Center participants, and active members of the online YALI Network.  The event was an opportunity to recognize the contributions of these young leaders, and ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking

Accra, GHANA- October 31, 2018 – Senior officials from the Governments of Ghana and the United States met on October 31 to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership.  The CPC Partnership began in 2015 and the first high-level consultation in 2017.  The meeting on October 31, 2018 ... Read More»

USA Joins Partners from 12 Countries for Nutrition and Sick Child Conference in Accra

Accra, GHANA— In 2017, a staggering 5.4 million children under five years died around the world– many from preventable causes. Though strides have been made in Ghana, 25 newborns Ghanaian babies die for every 1,000 live births. From October 30- November 1, 2018, 115 newborn and child health experts gathered in Accra to discuss practical ... Read More»

USA-Ghana Partnership for Education

Our Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II and EducationUSA Kumasi advisor Marilyn Owusu recently conducted public outreach programs in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions, where they met students and presented them with books and soccer balls. In addition, they attended a Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) and International Leadership and Excellence Program (ILEP) workshop ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Ghana to Develop Anti – Child Labor and Trafficking Strategy for the Fisheries Sector

Accra, GHANA–The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held a signing ceremony for the fisheries sector’s new Anti-Child Labor and Trafficking Strategy. The strategy outlines the Ministry’s plans to reduce and eventually eliminate child labor and trafficking in the fisheries sector. The ... Read More»

Welcome Reception Held for 2018 Ghana Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellowship

On October 11, 2018, a welcome reception was held for the  Ghana cohort of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship. Speaking at the reception, Chargé d’Affaires Christopher J. Lamora highlighted the value of creating space for talented, motivated individuals to gather, learn, share experiences, and help one another grow. He congratulated one of the fellows, Sena Nyame for ... Read More»

Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II’s Remarks at YALI 2018 Welcome Reception

Counselor for Public Affairs Roberto Quiroz II’s Remarks at Welcome Reception in Honor of the 2018 Ghana Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows Marriott Hotel, Accra, October 11, 2018, 1:30-2:00 p.m. Distinguished 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows, Mandela Washington Fellows alumni present here today, Members of the media, Honored guests,   Akwaaba! It’s an honor to join ... Read More»

USA and Ghana Partnership Advances Early Grade Reading

Yendi, GHANA—One of the key partnerships between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana is focused on promoting a quality education for Ghanaian children.  The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through the Ministry’s “Dagbani Language ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Host 4th Security Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting

Accra, Ghana – On Tuesday September 18, representatives from the governments of the United States of America and Ghana participated in the 4th Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Accra. SGI focus area leads briefed Steering Committee members on progress and next steps.   Ghana National Security Coordinator, Joshua ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghana Advance Competitive Procurement in the Energy Sector

Accra, GHANA— On September 18, 2018, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through Power Africa, launched a 3-day capacity building workshop to discuss competitive procurement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and infrastructure. The 3-day workshop brought together decision-makers from Ghana’s key ministries, regulators, and commercial entities from the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ghana (September 10, 2018)

United States Embassy Accra, Ghana Security Message for U.S. Citizens Planned Demonstration   (September 10, 2018) Demonstration Alert – Kawukudi Location: the route will begin at Kawukudi – Jubilee House through Ring Road to Ghana International Trade Fair, but may be rerouted from Kawukudi to Ghana International Trade Fair, avoiding Jubilee House and Ring Road. ... Read More»

Ghana Receives $190 Million from the United States after Meeting Compact Milestone

Accra, GHANA – Ghana is to receive the second allocation of Compact funds from the United States of America through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the amount of $190 million after the Ghanaian government met all the required conditions to access the funds. On September 6, 2018, MCC submitted a letter acknowledging Ghana’s achievement ... Read More»

United States of America and Ghana Host Regional Border Security Seminar

Accra, Ghana – On Wednesday August 29, representatives from the governments of the United States of America, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, and Togo participated in a regional border security strategic partners seminar held at the West African Regional Training Center (RTC) in Accra, which is operated by the U.S. Department of State’s ... Read More»

Press Statement – Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC August 18, 2018 I am saddened to hear of the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and express my condolences to the Annan family and to the people of his home country of Ghana. Mr. Annan spent his life advocating for peace and human ... Read More»

Peace Corps Ghana Swears in 33 Education Volunteers

On August 16, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires (Acting Ambassador) Christopher J. Lamora swore in 33 Peace Corps education volunteers. These volunteers will be teaching science, maths, visual arts and special education in various schools in the rural parts of Ghana. Present at the ceremony was Ghana’s minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh and Peace Corps Country Director ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at USAID West Africa Mission Director Swearing-in Ceremony

Good afternoon, colleagues.  It’s wonderful to see you all here for the swearing in of our new USAID West Africa Regional Mission Director, Daniel Moore.  A special hello to Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa Cheryl Anderson, who is joining us virtually from Washington. It’s a distinct honor for me to represent the U.S. government on ... Read More»

America’s 242nd Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Amb. Jackson

Speaking at his very last U.S. Independence day celebration in Ghana on July 4, 2018, Ambassador Jackson sincerely thanked the people of Ghana for the warm welcome and friendship he has been offered throughout his tenure as ambassador. He also praised Ghana’s partnership with the United States for the past sixty-one (61) years, which continues ... Read More»

USA and Republic of Korea Partner with Ghana for Health

During a ceremony hosted at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Accra on June 12, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and Ambassador Sungsoo Kim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the health partnerships of both nations with the Republic of Ghana.  Deputy Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Gloria Quansah ... Read More»

Ghana Improves to Tier 2 Ranking in 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

On June 28, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the eighteenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  The report assesses the efforts of governments around the world to fight human trafficking, including in the United States.  This year’s TIP Report notes the Government of Ghana’s increased efforts to combat human trafficking in 2017, including ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson: “Not One More Victim” – Seeking an End to Human Trafficking in Ghana

Over my nearly three years as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, I have had many opportunities to reflect on the close ties between our two nations. The U.S.-Ghana relationship is dynamic and rich, marked by deep connections between our peoples in heritage, culture, education, business, and the arts (to name a few sectors). Unfortunately, we also ... Read More»

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever Promotes Women’s Entrepreneurship in Ghana

American business leader Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever visited Ghana from June 16 through 22 to promote women’s entrepreneurship under the Department of State’s Africa Regional Services (ARS) Speaker Program.  The American author of the award-winning book “How Exceptional Black Women Lead,” Dr. Jones-DeWeever is an expert in business strategies, diversity, and women’s empowerment.  She has also ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson: “Lift Ghana to Greater Heights Where it Belongs”

On June 22, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson delivered remarks at the “Stanford Seed Transformation Network:  Turning Adversity into Growth” summit held at the Marriott Hotel in Accra.  The theme of the program was “Stories of Leadership in Challenging Times:  Perspectives on the State of Affairs in Ghana and What Will Be Required to Transform and ... Read More»

Ghanaian Youth to Study in the USA

On June 21, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed four Ghanaian senior high students, their parents, and a teacher for an orientation session prior to their three week visit to the United States of America under the Pan African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP).  The students are Emma Hawa, from Tamale Girls Senior High School, Atubsaan ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Set for Fact-finding Mission to Ghana

June 19, 2018 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in ... Read More»

Statement on Immigration Law and International Agreements

June 20, 2018 Accra, GHANA — As sovereign nations, the Governments of the United States and Ghana each have obligations to their citizens to uphold their laws, as well as obligations to the international community to comply with international agreements. All nations have the right to enforce their immigration laws. The United States embraces its ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomes American and Ghanaian Teachers

On June 19, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed four teachers who have benefitted from the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA).  They included Ghanaian teachers Ms. Opokua Ampadu-Sackey, an English language teacher at the Krobo Girls Senior High School in the Eastern Region who is hosting American teacher Ms. Ashly Larrow, and Mr. ... Read More»

George Washington University Dean Visits Ghana

Dr. Reuben E. Brigety II, Dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University (GW) and a former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, visited Ghana from June 10 through 12. He was accompanied by Lori Cwalina, GW’s Assistant Vice President for Development at the Elliott School of International Affairs and Alumni. ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson Hands over Training Equipment to Ghana Police Service

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson has emphasized that the U.S. government values its partnership with Ghana and looks forward to continuing it. He made the remarks during the donation of training equipment packages to the Formed Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service on May, 29 2018. Ghana’s Inspector General of Police – Mr. David Asante-Apeatu ... Read More»

Ambassador Welcomes Back Ghanaian Teachers from ILEP/TEA Fellowship

On May 23 2018, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson welcomed back to Ghana five high school teachers following their visit to the United States under the International Leaders for Education (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The Ambassador congratulated them on their visit, and solicited their observations on the highlights from their trip.  ... Read More»

32 Young Ghanaians Selected for 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship

After multiple rounds of review in the United States and across Africa, hundreds of interviews, and tens of thousands of applications, selection for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is now complete. 32 finalists were selected from Ghana! We are excited to welcome them to the United States from June 18 to ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson Congratulates Webster University Graduates

During a commencement ceremony held at Webster University’s campus in Accra on May 19, Ambassador Jackson congratulated the graduating class of 2018 and exhorted them to seek careers which fulfil a purpose in their lives: “Purpose is an essential element of you.  It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time ... Read More»

Remarks by Political Chief Thomas Lyons: Stakeholders’ Conference on the Right to Information Bill

Stakeholders’ Conference on the Right to Information Bill Remarks by Political Chief Thomas Lyons D.F. Annan Auditorium, JOB 600, Parliament House, Accra Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 11:50 am Honorable Ministers, Members of Parliament, I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to you about your proposed legislation to create a ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Melinda Tabler-Stone at the Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Health Volunteers Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Melinda Tabler-Stone Chief of Mission Residence April 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. (As prepared for delivery) Good morning and welcome. It is an absolute honor each time I am called upon to administer the oath to U.S. citizens beginning their Peace Corps service. I ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (April 13, 2018) Location 1 (April 17, 2018): Town center, south of the Kumasi Central Market, concluding in the Aboabo neighborhood of Kumasi, Ghana Event 1: Ongoing demonstrations are expected to take place on April 17, 2018, beginning around 0700 and concluding around 1200 in the town ... Read More»

Statement on the Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana

Accra, GHANA — The U.S. Embassy underscores that the United States has not requested, nor does it intend to request, the establishment of a military base in Ghana or the permanent presence of U.S. troops in Ghana. Reports alleging otherwise are inaccurate and misleading. The Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between the governments of the United ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana March 27, 2018 Location 1 (Tonight): The Ghana Police Headquarters area, including the Ring Road at the Independence junction in Accra, Ghana. Event 1 (Tonight): Ongoing demonstrations taking place as of 18:00 today, Tuesday March 27, 2018. Location 2 (Tomorrow): Announced gathering points include, but are not ... Read More»

Public Lecture by Amb. Jackson on U.S. – Ghana Relations at UCC

U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Ghana Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson University of Cape Coast Friday, March 23, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thank you all for your warm welcome.  My wife, Babs, and I are honored to be here at the University of Cape Coast.  I often talk about the fact that ... Read More»

Annual MLK Award Ceremony and Breakfast Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

In a ceremony held at his residence on March 22, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson honored Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin and Mr. Yaw Ofori Debra with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice. Since 2008, the U.S. Embassy has presented the award annually to one or more Ghanaian ... Read More»

Statement on Status of Forces Agreement

In response to the story released by Joy News on March 20, 2018, the United States Embassy wishes to underscore that the United States has not requested, nor does it plan to establish a military base or bases in Ghana. The current Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States of America and the Republic ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson: AMCHAM Farewell Luncheon

AMCHAM Farewell Luncheon Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson Labadi Beach Hotel Friday, March 16, 2018 | 12 noon AMCHAM President Joe Mensah and members of the Board, AMCHAM Executive Secretary Simon Madjie, Representatives from the American business community, Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy, Good afternoon, and thank you once again for such a warm ... Read More»

Town Hall Fair for U.S. Citizens in Ghana

The Embassy will host a Town Hall Fair for U.S. citizens in Ghana in the evening on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We cordially invite you to join us and our Embassy colleagues to learn about the U.S. Embassy’s priorities, the new Travel Advisory and Alert system, and resources available to U.S. citizens.   When: 6:00 PM ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy (Accra, Ghana)

Location: Tema, Ghana Event: The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed the first recorded case of Lassa fever in the country since 2011. The case was confirmed at the Tema General Hospital. Lassa fever is a rare but potentially life-threatening viral hemorrhagic disease. Actions to Take: · Consult a medical professional if you have been ... Read More»

Ambassador Hosts Memorial Service to Honor the Heroism of Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah

On February 27, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson hosted a solemn memorial ceremony in honor of Private First Class (PFC) Emmanuel Mensah at the U.S. Embassy in Accra. The ceremony welcomed Private Mensah’s relatives and friends as well as senior officials from the Government of Ghana (GoG), the Ghanaian armed forces, and members of the media ... Read More»

Durbar and Wreath Laying Ceremony Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

“I sensed that Africa had come … from the sum of Heaven’s glory.” Ambassador Jackson drew on the poetic words of W.E.B. Du Bois himself when speaking at the durbar and wreath laying celebrating the 150th anniversary of Du Bois’ birth on Monday, February 19, 2018. A venerated scholar, activist and Pan-Africanist, Du Bois moved ... Read More»

Ambassador Welcomes Boxing Champion Isaac Dogboe

On February 16, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson welcomed World Boxing Organization (WBO) Interim Super Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe to the U.S. Embassy in Accra.  The champ was accompanied by his father Paul Dogboe, Dr. Donald Cog Senanu Agumenu, Ellis Quashigah, Nana Ama Eson-Mensah, and  Maurice Quansah.  In their meeting, the Ambassador lauded the Ghanaian boxing ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Accra, Ghana (February 6, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the areas from Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the Arts Center in Accra, Ghana. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, beginning at 08:30am. The “True Driver’s Association” groups intend to protest the Ghanaian government for the recent increase in the prices ... Read More»

USAID Commissions 4 Community-Based Health Planning and Services Compounds in the Northern Region

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on January 31, 2018 commissioned 4 USAID funded Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds in Tinsung and Warivi in the Mion district, and  Kunkong and Nkwanta in the Yendi municipality of the Northern region. USAID’s partnership with the Government of Ghana has already supported the construction of eight compounds in the ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson Commissions Self-Help Project in Guo

The chiefs and people of Guo in the Nandom District of the Upper West Region were elated when Ambassador Jackson commissioned  an expanded Community-Based Health Planning and Services facility, popularly known as CHPS compound. The expansion of the CHPS compound was made possible through financial assistance from the U.S Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program as well as contributions ... Read More»

VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  Follow ... Read More»

Mandela Washington Fellow Wins African of the Year Award

A 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow from Ghana has been named the 2017 Daily Trust African of the Year. Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar was recognized for his work in de-radicalization and re-integration of would-be extremists in the West African region. The award was presented to him by H.E Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana. Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar ... Read More»

Amb. Jackson’s Remarks at Opening of Training on Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson has challenged each and every officer of the Ghana Police Service to spearhead the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in Ghana. In his opening remarks at a training program organized to equip selected officers of the Ghana Police Service with adequate policing skills on domestic violence and gender-based violence, Ambassador ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel ... Read More»

Six Senior High School Teachers From Ghana Selected for Education Fellowships in the U.S.

Six Ghanaian senior high school teachers have been selected to participate in the International Leaders in Education (ILEP) and Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programs. The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) bring outstanding secondary school teachers of English, math, science, social studies, and special education from ... Read More»

USAID Promotes Strategic Partnerships in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector

Takoradi, GHANA — As part of a program to improve the competitiveness of local businesses, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Ghana held a conference in the Western Region on December 14 for stakeholders in the oil and gas sector. At the conference, participants shared lessons learned and best practices ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Accra on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of a planned demonstration on Wednesday, December 20th, at 8 a.m., to protest the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The route is reported to begin at Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Old Hearts of Oak’s park. The U.S. ... Read More»

Seeing the Slaves in Our Midst (Op-Ed by Ambassador Robert Jackson)

Seeing the Slaves in Our Midst By Robert P. Jackson, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Frederick Douglass, the revered former slave turned abolitionist and orator, once wrote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” That quote has resonated with me since the release of the disturbing video of slave auctions in ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jackson at Opening of Pinkberry in Kumasi

At the opening of Pinkberry’s Frozen Yoghurt shop at the Kumasi city mall on December 5, 2017, Ambassador Jackson celebrated American-Ghanaian partnership that will not only serve the people of Ghana a delicious product, but create employment opportunities for Ghanaians and help stimulate economic growth and development. Opening of Pinkberry in Kumasi Remarks by Ambassador ... Read More»

USAID Celebrates Contributions of Women in Agribusiness

Accra, GHANA—On December 5, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MEL Consulting Limited hosted a “Women in Agribusiness” Summit to highlight the contributions of women in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The event brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, the Government of Ghana and development partners. In attendance ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at the Relaunch of AFAM Concept/JF Labs

Ambassador Jackson joined Second Lady Samira Bawumia and more than 2,000 enthusiastic beauty professionals last week for the relaunch AFAM Concept in Ghana. This American company has been marketing its hair products here for the past 30 years! The beauty industry in Ghana is showing tremendous growth — which creates jobs and income, but also ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at the Inauguration of the New YALI West Africa Regional Leadership Center

On November 29, the United States and Ghana inaugurated a new building for the Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center (YALI RLC) in Accra. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson; the Honorable Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh; Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Rector Professor P. Ebow ... Read More»

Ghana Sends Third-highest Number of Students from Africa to the U.S.

The latest Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.08 million international students during the 2016/2017 academic year. This marks a 3 percent increase over the prior year. The number of African students hit a record high at 37,735, marking a 7 percent increase over the prior year. There ... Read More»

AMCHAM Annual General Meeting Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

On Thursday November 16, 2017, Ambassador Jackson hosted this year’s Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce-Ghana. He emphasized the U.S. government’s commitment to work together with both American businesses and the Government of Ghana in our quest to improve trade, create jobs, and make Ghana a place where companies can flourish. AMCHAM Annual ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Reception

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson hosted a reception for alumnae of the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The program connects talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world with members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders for a four-week-long program. Past participants from across Africa came together in ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at the Appolonia City Groundbreaking Ceremony

Appolonia City Groundbreaking Ceremony Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson November 14, 2017 | 10 a.m. Your Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Honorable Minister of Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.  It is a privilege to join His Excellency the President and the Honorable Minister in this ... Read More»

Ambassador Lauds Judiciary Reform to Enhance Ease of Doing Business

On November 2, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson joined Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo at the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana luncheon program on the topic “Reforming the Judiciary to Enhance the Ease of Doing Business.” In his remarks, Ambassador Jackson celebrated the strong commercial ties between Ghana and the United States and urged the audience ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Melinda Tabler-Stone at the Biotechnology Workshop for Women in Science

On November 2, 2017, Deputy Chief of Mission Melinda Tabler-Stone joined more than 80 scientists, researchers, government representatives and farmers for the Biotechnology Workshop for Women in Science, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. The forum brought together African women involved in agricultural research and policy making to discuss innovations in agriculture and biotechnology in Ghana ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Presents Small Grants to Ghanaian Communities

During an October 31 ceremony hosted at the U.S. Embassy, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson honored nine Ghanaian communities selected to receive grants to promote education, agriculture and economic growth at the local level. The grants, totaling $75,000, are part of the Ambassador’s Small Grants Program. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Ambassador Jackson praised the communities ... Read More»

U.S. Supports Press Freedom at West Africa Media Excellence Conference & Awards

On October 27, the U.S. Embassy joined journalists from across the region in participating in the West Africa Media Excellence Conference. The event was attended by Ghana’s Minister for Information, the Honorable Mustapha Hamid; the Minister for Information and Communications Infrastructure for the Gambia, the Honorable Demba Ali Jawo; Ms. Sophie Ly Sow of the ... Read More»

Ambassador Highlights USA Partnership at Ghana Competitiveness Forum

On October 24, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson joined Minister of Business Development, the Honorable Ibrahim Mohammed Awal; Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, the Honorable Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei; Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, the Honorable Robert Ahomka-Lindsey at the Ghana Competitiveness Forum held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.  The forum was also attended ... Read More»

Ghana Competitiveness Forum Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Ministers, BCIU President Tichansky, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you and good morning.  This Forum is a testament to the determination of the United States and Ghana to increase official bilateral and business collaborations between our nations.  Our businesses and investors have long been at the forefront of deepening ties between our countries, and ... Read More»

U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Ongoing Commitment

Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of Ghana met on October 25 to discuss progress in achieving the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership – the first-ever jointly-developed plan to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking in Ghana. The Ghanaian government representatives, the Honorable ... Read More»

Ambassador Hosts Reception to Launch BCIU Ghana Competitiveness Forum

On October 23, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and Mrs. Babette “Babs” Jackson hosted a reception to launch the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Ghana Competitiveness Forum. The event was attended by Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Mahamudu Bawumia; President and CEO of BCIU Mr. Peter Tichansky; senior members from the ... Read More»

Reception to Launch BCIU Ghana Competitiveness Forum Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Ministers, BCIU CEO Peter Tichansky, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening and greetings to our many honored guests from the Ghanaian government, the business community, and our the Embassy. I want to thank the Business Council for International Understanding for bringing us together this week.  Since its creation in 1955 at the initiative of ... Read More»

Ambassador Highlights USA Support for Securing Ghana’s Digital Journey

On, October 23, 2017, Ambassador Robert P.  Jackson delivered remarks at an event commemorating Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Week held at the Accra International Conference Center.  The event, titled “Securing Ghana’s Digital Journey,” also featured remarks from the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo; and the Minister of Communications, Honorable ... Read More»

Ghana National Cybersecurity Week “Securing Ghana’s Digital Journey” Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Your Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, Honorable Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps and the U.S. Mission, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.  I’m delighted to see so many friends, business leaders, and members of the Government of Ghana here today.  Thank you to the Minister of Communications for inviting ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Kente Festival, Volta Region, October 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that due to security concerns, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the Kente Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 21 in the Volta Region.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to do the same. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local ... Read More»

USAID and Ghana Government Foster Private sector-led Economic Growth through Partnerships

Tamale, GHANA—Recognized as the largest annual gathering of farmers, buyers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, the Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana. On October 19, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. Government’s Feed the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomes YALI-RLC Alumni

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017,  the U.S. Embassy hosted 70 young leaders ages 18-35 from across Ghana and Nigeria. Each had recently completed an intensive 5-week leadership training at the YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) in Accra.  They were welcomed by U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and USAID-West Africa Mission Director Alexandre Deprez.  Other speakers ... Read More»

Diversity Visa Lottery Relaunches Oct. 18 – Nov. 22, 2017

Due to a technical issue, the registration period for the U.S. government’s Diversity Visa Lottery 2019 program is being restarted. All entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. This is a global issue. Any entries submitted before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, will not be considered, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson Lauds Exchange Programs

On October 13, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson lauded “the enormous and indisputable benefits of cultural exchanges” during the AFS Global Citizenship Education Dinner held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The event celebrated 50 years of exchanges facilitated by AFS-Ghana. “Thanks to you, countless young people have dared to dream of visiting a ... Read More»

AFS Global Citizenship Education Dinner Celebrating 50 Years in Ghana Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Minister of State for Tertiary Education Kwesi Yankah, President of AFS International, Daniel Obst, Chair of the AFS Board of Trustees, Vishakha Desai, AFS-Ghana Board Chair, Reverend Alan Okomeng-Mensah, AFS Partners from around the world, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening.  It is my pleasure to join you here tonight to celebrate 50 ... Read More»

Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Ghana who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal Benefits ... Read More»

USA Partners with Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs

On September 21, 2017, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II attended the Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit (YALES) organized by Mr. Prince Busia Opoku, Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Human Excellence of Ghana (I.A.H.E Ghana) and members of the organization. The event welcomed over 250 youth and was sponsored by the ... Read More»

Remarks by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II at Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit

Mr. Prince Busia Opoku, Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Human Excellence of Ghana; Dr. Bruce H. Jackson, whose assistance with free leadership programs for everyone who wishes to effectively manage his/her assets and liabilities make a real difference in building new leaders for this region; The C. Charles Jackson Foundation, whose generous support ... Read More»

USA Promotes Youth Leadership Partnerships in Volta Region

From September 15 through 16, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Affairs Specialist Sophia A. Bosompem, and Alumni Coordinator Rukmini Essel traveled to the Volta Region to promote education, entrepreneurship, and the empowerment of youth, women and girls, and to encourage their contributions and efforts to advance development in their communities. See Facebook album ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Accra on Monday, Sept. 18

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration in Accra on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 07:30 am to 12:00 noon. The demonstration, expected to consist of several hundred people, will reportedly begin at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and end at the Arts Center, but could impact other nearby areas including Cantonments. The U.S. ... Read More»

Ghanaian Students Return from the USA

On September 6, the U.S. Embassy in Accra welcomed five Ghanaian senior high school students — three young women and two young men — following their three-week visit to the United States under the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP). The students, who were accompanied by their parents, included Emmanuel Symonds Essiamah from Mfanstpim Senior High ... Read More»

USA Poultry and Egg Export Council Gala Dinner Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

The Honorable Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts, Mrs. Catherine Afeku, CEO of the Food and Drug Authority, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, Professor Alex Dodoo, Colleagues, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good evening and welcome to this year’s USA Poultry and Egg Export Council – or USAPEEC ... Read More»

Ambassador Delivers Remarks at Program Launch of Excise Tax Stamp Policy

On August 30, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson delivered remarks at the launch of Ghana’s Excise Tax Stamp Policy, held in Accra. The event was attended by Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo, the Honorable Minister of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, the Honorable Deputy Minister of Finance Kwaku Kwarteng, Ministry of Finance Director Tony Dzadra, Commissioner General ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson’s Remarks at Program Launch of Excise Tax Stamp Policy

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo, The Honorable Minister of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, The Honorable Deputy Minister of Finance Kwaku Kwarteng, Ministry of Finance Director Tony Dzadra, Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority Emmanual Kofi Nti, Members of the media, Colleagues, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and thanks for your welcome. It is ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at YALI West Africa RLC 7th Cohort Closing Ceremony

Professor P. Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of GIMPA, Mrs. Shola Safo-Duodu, the Accra RLC Director, Members of the RLC Governing Council, Partners of the Accra YALI Regional Leadership Center, Our 2017 YALI West Africa Graduates, Members of the media, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honor to welcome you to the closing ceremony for ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson Congratulates YALI RLC Graduates

On August 30, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson congratulated 120 young West African leaders at the closing ceremony of Cohort 7 of the YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra. The participants were selected from Ghana, The Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, ... Read More»

United States and Ghana Promote Seed Sector Development

Accra, GHANA—On August 24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, launched the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other development partners. NASTAG is a partnership between producers, traders, government institutions and processors in the ... Read More»

Presentation of Woman of Courage Award to Electoral Commission Chair Charlotte Osei Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Ministers and Members of Parliament, Your Excellencies and Dear Colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei, Traditional and Religious Leaders, Representatives of the Media, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening.  Babs and I are delighted to welcome all of you here tonight to recognize an extraordinary woman who ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Presents Charlotte Osei with “Women of Courage” Award

Accra, GHANA—U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson presented Electoral Commission Chair Charlotte Osei with the U.S. Embassy’s Women of Courage Award on August 22, in honor of her work in managing the administration of a transparent and credible election in 2016, as well as her efforts to boost inclusion and civic engagement.  Ambassador Jackson and Ms. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Growing Crime in Certain Areas of Greater Accra

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to credible reports of growing crime rates, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the following precincts of Accra: Avenor Sowutuom Sukura Agbobloshie Ashaiman (located in the Tema Region) Nima *(see below) *Except when traveling via the main highway past Nima. U.S. citizens are encouraged to ... Read More»

USAID, The Hershey Company, and Rotary International Partner to Improve Livelihoods and Nutrition

Kumasi, GHANA—On Monday, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson, Otumfuo Adontehene, Minister of Business Development Hon. Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, and Ashanti Regional Minister Honorable Simon Osei-Mensah launched a commercial groundnut processing facility at the Kumasi factory of Project Peanut Butter, an NGO devoted to combatting undernutrition by producing effective ready-to-use therapeutic foods.  The groundnut processing facility ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at the Togo Embassy

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of several hundred people demonstrating around the Togo Embassy, in the vicinity of the Togo Circle.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the neighborhood until normal traffic patterns are restored.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid this area. Demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly ... Read More»

More than 1,100 new jobs, USAID supports Dignity DTRT Limited Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion program

Accra, Ghana – On Monday, August 14th, Dignity DTRT Limited in collaboration with USAID launched the Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion project under the Global Development Alliance (GAME-GDA) in Accra, Ghana. GAME-GDA is a cooperative agreement between USAID and Dignity DTRT Limited that will provide training for 1,337 people and create 1,187 new apparel-making jobs. Around ... Read More»

First-Ever Spelling Bee in Ghanaian Language to Promote Reading

Yendi, GHANA— On July 25, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education partnered with the Young Educators Foundation to host Ghana’s first-ever spelling bee in Dagbani—a language widely spoken in the Northern Region. This event brought together the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, the Municipal Director of Education, the representative ... Read More»

USAID and the Ghana Government Partner to Increase Energy Access

Accra, GHANA— The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy hosted a workshop to discuss increasing electricity access in Ghana on August 8-10, 2017. The event brought together senior officials from the Ghana Government, the private sector and development partners under the theme: “Shifting Ghana onto a Path of Clean and ... Read More»

Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks: “Partnership for Education – Innovating” Launch

    Good afternoon. As a former teacher, I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be here today to launch the USAID Innovating Activity. USAID’s purpose is to support the Ministry of Education in harnessing the power of parents, family and communities to improve reading for all children in Ghana. One of our ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Avenor Neighborhood, Accra

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of violence in the Avenor neighborhood of Accra. As a result, the Ghana Police Service maintains a heavy presence and has diverted traffic in the vicinity of the neighborhood. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid the neighborhood until normal traffic patterns are restored. U.S. Embassy personnel have ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Staff Pitch Support to Ghana Baseball and Softball Association

Accra, GHANA – Staff of the U.S. Embassy, through a small grant from the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, are supporting the development and promotion of America’s national pastime in Ghana with a presentation of equipment to the Ghana Baseball and Softball Association. The 20-piece equipment donation of bats, balls and gloves will be used ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at AGOA National Utilization Strategy Validation Event

Honorable Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen, Honorable Deputy Ministers, Heads of Private Sector Associations, Media representatives, Colleagues, Distinguished guests: Good morning.  I am pleased to be here today with business leaders who are working to forge connections and strengthen commercial ties between the United States and Ghana, and beyond.  Thank you to the ... Read More»

Ghana’s AGOA Strategy Aims to Boost Jobs, Private Sector Growth

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson joined officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry at a validation workshop on Ghana’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy. The meeting brought producers, processors and exporters together with customs and government officials to discuss the implementation of Ghana’s AGOA Strategy, which aims to helps Ghanaian ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at Annual MLK Award Ceremony and Breakfast

Good morning. My wife, Babs, and I welcome you to the Tenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Ceremony and Breakfast.  For a decade now, we have gathered annually to recognize a Ghanaian citizen who personifies Dr. King’s philosophy and actions.  Someone whose life’s work has contributed greatly to society — here in Ghana, or ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crime Trend Reported by Ghana Police

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Ghana Police Service issued an advisory on July 11, 2017, alerting citizens and the media to an emerging crime trend wherein criminals are ambushing people as they enter and exit their residences. The CID advisory is available at the Ghana Police Service ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson: United States of America’s 241st Independence Day Celebration

Honorable Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta, Honorable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State, Honorable Members of the Council of State and of Parliament, Your Excellencies and Dear Colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps, Traditional and Religious Leaders, Members of the Press, Dear Mission Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Akwaaba!  Babs and I, along with my deputy, ... Read More»

Remarks by Amb. Robert Jackson at AmCham/USAID/Ministry of Trade and Industry Luncheon

Good morning.  I am delighted to be here with so many business leaders, who are doing so much to strengthen commercial ties between America and Ghana.  Thank you to the Ministry of Trade and Industry for being a staunch partner in the quest to facilitate trade between our countries and to make Ghana more competitive ... Read More»

Trafficking in Persons Report: National Action Plan Prompts Tier 3 Waiver

Government urged to fully fund and implement action plan to protect Ghanaians Washington, D.C./Accra, GHANA – On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, under the theme “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts.” The 2017 TIP Report includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, ... Read More»

Statement from the U.S. Embassy on Visa Interview Policy

Under U.S. law, travelers seeking a nonimmigrant visa for travel to the United States must generally appear in person for an interview with a consular officer. U.S. law also designates limited exceptions under which the visa interview may be waived, such as for diplomats and officials traveling on official government business. However, under U.S. law, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at Sustainable Sanitation Hygiene Technologies and Resources Launch

Honorable Kofi Adda, Minister of Water and Sanitation Resources,; Honorable Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra, Mirielle Hitti, CEO of Duraplast Ghana Limited, Alberto Wilde, USAID WASH for Health Project Chief of Party, Ni ma, Na ma, Nananom, Traditional Chiefs and Elders, Other Government of Ghana officials, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. ... Read More»