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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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Trafficking in Persons: Ghana Must Do More to End Modern Slavery

Ghana repeats on Tier 2 Watch List; must increase efforts or risk losing U.S. aid Washington, D.C./Accra, GHANA – On June 30, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The 2016 TIP Report includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Announces 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Ghana

Accra, Ghana – U.S. Embassy Ghana is happy to announce that five Ghanaian entrepreneurs—Elizabeth Swaniker, a sculptor; Emmanuel Addai, a software entrepreneur; Mabel Suglo, a student and social entrepreneur; Kwaku Asmah, an electrical engineer; and Ernest Gavor, a social entrepreneur and innovator—are attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will takes place June 22-24, 2016 ...
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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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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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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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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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Robert P. Jackson Sworn in as next U.S. Ambassador to Ghana

Washington, D.C. – Robert Porter Jackson was sworn in today as President Obama’s new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana. The oath of office was administered by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, attended the ceremony, as did Under ...
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Remarks by Daniel Fennell, U.S. Embassy Counselor at the Launch of the Africa Center for Security and Counter-Terrorism Ghana (ACSC)

Thank you very much. Good morning, everyone.  I want to thank you for hosting us and congratulate the Africa Center for Security and Counter-Terrorism Ghana on this ambitious opening. I note that we are joined by representatives from the government, because we all have a responsibility to ensure the security, the prosperity and the human ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Full Scholarships for Six-Week Leadership Training in the United States

The U.S. Embassy in Accra encourages accomplished young Ghanaians aged 25-35 to apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Applications are being accepted until November 11, 2015. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). In 2016, the Fellowship will provide 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan ...
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Remarks by Melinda Tabler-Stone, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires: SE4ALL Annex Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Deputy Minister of Power, Hon. John Jinapor Acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Energy Commission, Mr. Michael Opam ECREEE Secretary General, Mr. Mahama Kappiah Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to represent the U.S. government this morning in the opening of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Annex.  Many of you here worked long and ...
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U.S. Businesses Visit Ghana to Explore Business Opportunities

Accra – Eight U.S. companies visited Ghana September 13-14 to explore business partnership opportunities as part of the largest-ever U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Winds-Africa mission brought over 100 companies from 25 U.S. states and across industry sectors to connect with opportunities throughout the continent, including Ghana, Angola, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Melinda Tabler-Stone at the Opening Ceremony of the Accra Leadership Center

Professor Franklin Achampong Manu, Rector of GIMPA Director Osei, YALI West Africa Regional Leadership Center partners and participants, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to welcome the first class of participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (or YALI) Regional Leadership Center, West Africa. I only arrived in ...
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Ambassador Cretz Independence Day Remarks

Mr. President; Honorable Ministers; Honorable Members of Parliament; Your Excellencies, my fellow members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished representatives of civil society and of the media; Representatives of regional businesses; Students and educators; Members of my embassy staff; and Friends… Good evening. Akwaaba – welcome. Thank you all for joining us. Tonight, we celebrate the ...
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Ambassador Cretz Welcome Remarks NBA Players Visit to the Embassy

Good morning colleagues and Embassy community, It’s great to see all of you turn up this morning to take advantage of the rare opportunity to meet NBA management and players. Born the Basketball Association of America, the NBA was created just a decade before Ghana’s independence, and I’ll note when Ghana was created it was ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gene Cretz MCC Procurement Seminar Accra World Trade Center, 9:30 a.m.

Good morning.  I am thrilled to see so much interest in today’s event by both Ghanaian and U.S. companies.  This is a good sign that the second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact will strengthen the partnership between Ghana and the U.S.  The companies sponsoring today’s program – representing both American and Ghanaian businesses – are already ...
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Agribusiness Investment Forum

Honorable Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great delight for me to be speaking today at the second annual Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit. I am happy to note that since last year’s summit, USAID through the Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project has facilitated over $15 million in investments ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Cretz

Young African Leadership Initiative Mandela Washington Fellowship West Africa Regional Conference Honorable Deputy Minister of Education, West Africa YALI Advisory Board members, Washington Mandela Fellows, Friends in the media, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the first Young African Leadership Initiative / Mandela Washington Fellowship ...
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Ghana Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction Awards

Remarks by Ambassador Gene A. Cretz (as prepared for delivery) Thank you so much for inviting me to join you this evening.  Tonight’s theme of celebrating entrepreneurship and recognizing those that embrace its spirit shows that the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana understands the critical role that innovative private sector actors play in Ghana’s economy.  It ...
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First Mandela Washington Fellowship Conference Reunites Fellows in Accra

Over 150 young leaders from 21 West African countries will gather in Accra, Ghana next week to share their expertise and engage on issues they have defined as critical for the future of Africa.  In support of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), USAID and IREX are organizing the 1st Annual West Africa ...
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USAID Makes Award to the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding to Prevent Election Violence in the Region

Accra, Ghana – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) signed an agreement under which USAID will support WANEP’s efforts to prevent election violence in five countries in West Africa through the strengthening of national conflict early warning systems. At last summer’s U.S – Africa Leaders ...
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Alexandre Deprez Opening Remarks at the Digital Development Forum

Thank you all so much for joining us at the Forum – we are extremely proud to co-host the first West Africa Digital Development Forum in Accra. “The power of technology to transform development” – this is a bit of an old adage. Information and Communication Technologies have been around for decades. BUT….what hasn’t always ...
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Remarks by United States Ambassador to Ghana Gene Cretz ECOWAS Ebola High-Level Meeting

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin by commending the West African Health Organization and its Director General Dr. Xavier Crespin, ECOWAS, and the other organizers for their leadership in convening us here today to address this issue of supreme urgency and importance. In particular I want to express the U.S. Government’s gratitude to ...
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