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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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; …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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; …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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).  

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Amb. Jackson Remarks at Adjudicating TIP Cases Training

Good morning. I am pleased to welcome everyone to the West Africa Regional Training Center and to this course on Adjudicating Trafficking in Persons Cases. This training is made possible through the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact and the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Last week I, along with Alex Billings from …

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Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks: Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Health Volunteers

Honorable Minister of Health Honorable Eastern Regional Minister, Honorable Municipal Chief Executive, And our many other distinguished guests, especially our homestay parents: In February, my wife, Babs, and I had the pleasure of hosting a welcome reception at our residence for this group of health trainees.  It was just one day after they arrived in …

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Remarks for Ambassador Robert P. Jackson Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy

  Ambassador Baah-Duodu, Distinguished Guests, Faculty and Staff, Students, Colleagues, I’m honored to be here at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy today.  Being here reminds me of my own career trajectory.  Before I became a diplomat, I taught English and American Civilization at a French university.  Being back in a respected academic …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at the Final Day of Spelling Bee Camp

  Dear spellers, good morning! I bring you greetings from the American Embassy and I am delighted to join my colleagues to support this wonderful event.  We have some good connection to your event and to the Spelling Bee tradition.  I note that our Embassy’s Cultural Attaché, Sarah Shabbir, was a Spelling Bee regional state …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson at Action Chapel International Good Governance Series

  Your Excellency Vice President Bawumia, Your Eminence Archbishop Duncan-Williams, Dear Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good afternoon.  Thank you to Action Chapel International for organizing today’s event and for your decades of service lifting up Ghana’s most vulnerable.  By throwing your influence behind the all-important goal of enhancing transparency and integrity, you are working …

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Launch of the UN Day Against Human Trafficking

Honorable Minister, Dear partners, Members of the media, Colleagues, Other distinguished guests, Thank you for the opportunity to join you here this morning. Today I want to speak with you about people — Millions of people around the world — More than 100,000 people in Ghana — Men, women and children — All living in …

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Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Honorable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Traditional and Religious Leaders, Members of the Press, And all our other distinguished guests, Mema moadwo and akwaaba.  Babs, Melinda and I, as well as all of our colleagues, warmly welcome you to our …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson During Annual Iftar (Breaking of the Fast)

National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Honorable Ministers of State; Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of the Clergy; Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Good evening, everyone.  Assalaam alaykum. May peace be upon you. Babs and I are happy to welcome you here this evening in observance of …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on “Growing Up Free” Symposium on TIP

Honorable Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, Government officials, Civil society partners, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. To begin, I would like to thank Right to Be Free for the invitation to speak this morning about this important topic. Freedom and justice. Those words are emblazoned on Ghana’s coat of …

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

Honorable Minister of Tourism, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen: I am excited to be here tonight addressing individuals with such diverse professional achievements and great cooking skills. I welcome all of you to this year’s USAPEEC Gala Dinner. Tonight we celebrate high-quality U.S. poultry products. More importantly, we declare the winner of the 2016 USAPEEC Polytechnics …

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United States of America’s 240th Independence Day Celebration Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Honorable Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Honorable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State, Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Traditional and Religious Leaders, Members of the Press, And all our other distinguished guests, Mema moadwo and akwaaba.  Babs, Melinda and I, as well as all of our colleagues, warmly welcome you to our …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson: Action Chapel International Entrepreneurs’ Prayer Breakfast Meeting

Honorable Minister, Your Eminence Archbishop Duncan-Williams, Bishops, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you and good morning.  A little over a week ago, I joined Minister of Employment and Labor Relations Haruna Iddrisu for a tour of Dignity–Do The Right Thing, a U.S.-Ghanaian joint venture textile company operating in the South Industrial Area, right here …

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Annual Iftar (Breaking of the Fast) Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Ambassador’s Residence National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Honorable Ministers of State; Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of the Clergy; Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Good evening, everyone.  Assalaam alaykum. May peace be upon you. Babs and I are happy to welcome you here this evening in …

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Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking for Prosecutors and Magistrates

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson Accra, Ghana Honorable Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Attorney General and Minister of Justice; Honorable Nii Osah-Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources; Your Honors, Judges and Magistrates, Messieurs les Juges, Messieurs les Magistrats, Distinguished Prosecutors, Procureurs Distingués, Representatives from the Directorate of Environment of the ECOWAS Commission, Representatives of the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on Launch of USAID/Ghana Partnership for Education: Learning Book Distribution

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service Mr. Jacob Kor, Chief Director of the Ministry of Education Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Development partners, Nii Me, Naa Me, Teachers, parents and pupils, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the U.S. government to join the Ghana Ministry of Education in launching the …

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Partnership for Growth Joint Steering Committee Meeting – Opening Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Movenpick Hotel, Accra Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Seth Terkper Other honorable ministers and deputy ministers, USAID-Africa Deputy Assistant Administrator, Ms. Oren Whyche-Shaw (SHAW, Distinguished partners and friends: My first 90 days in Accra as Ambassador have been exciting!  I have been busy meeting with leaders representing Ghana’s government, private sector, and …

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Africa Logistic Forum Opening Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Your Excellencies, Commissioner Chergui, General McDew, Major General Akwa, Mr. Bam, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, It is a distinct pleasure to join today’s opening ceremony of the Africa Logistic Forum here in Accra, Ghana. I am particularly pleased to be in the company of our distinguished colleagues from the African Union and the …

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U.S. Ambassador Robert Jackson Launches New USAID Education Activity

Accra, GHANA – United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, launched the “Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Education” activity at the Northern Network for Education Development (NNED) headquarters in Tamale, Ghana on April 1, 2016. At the event, Ambassador Jackson and NNED Executive Committee Chair Rosemond Kumah signed a cooperative agreement for the 18-month, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jackson at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Vice Chancellor William Otoo Ellis, Senior Leadership of KNUST, Deans, Distinguished Guests, Faculty and Staff, Students, Colleagues, Maadwo. Me din de Robert Jackson. Meyɛ anansimuu ma America aban wɔ Ghana. Ok, I’m new to Ghana, and that’s as far as I can go right now. But I’ll keep working on it. I’m honored to be …

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Opening of the National Maritime Strategy Development Workshop

Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre Rear Admiral Faidoo, Major General Akwa, Other Distinguished Visitors, Government officials, Conference participants, colleagues in the U.S. delegation, adies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to open this workshop. As many of you know I was credentialed as Ambassador to Ghana less …

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Ambassador Robert Jackson’s Remarks at the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Signing with Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Madam Minister, Distinguished Guests, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, All Protocol Observed, Good afternoon, We are here today to sign the Security Governance Initiative Joint Country Action Plan, as recommended by the SGI Senior Steering Committee. The Joint Country Action Plan, or JCAP, is the roadmap for a successful partnership under the Security Governance Initiative. Ghanaian …

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U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson presents credentials to President Mahama

For Immediate Release Phone:     +233 (030) 274-1979 +233 (024) 433-2469 Email:  PressAccra@state.gov StealySV@state.gov “Our successes are mutually tied and our partnership is indispensable.” Accra, Ghana – The new U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, has presented his credentials to President John Mahama and officially taken up duties as ambassador. Speaking from the ceremony at Flagstaff House …

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