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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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. ...
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Peaceful Election and Transition in Ghana

Peaceful Election and Transition in Ghana Statement By Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson The United States congratulates the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the December 7 general election. We also congratulate President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo. The peaceful and inclusive nature of the election is a testament to Ghana’s citizens and its vibrant democracy. We ...
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Statement on Ghana’s December 7 Electoral Process

We congratulate the people of Ghana for their participation in yesterday’s peaceful and orderly presidential and parliamentary elections. We encourage all parties to support the Electoral Commission as it concludes the critical work of tabulating votes, and to wait patiently and peacefully for the official results. The United States looks forward to continuing our close ...
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Statement on the Accra Declaration

Accra, GHANA – We commend the presidential candidates and political parties of Ghana for coming together today to sign the Accra Declaration committing themselves to peaceful elections and the judicial resolution of election disputes. This demonstration of goodwill and shared commitment to peace further solidifies Ghana’s reputation as a thriving democracy. The U.S. government remains ...
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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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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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United States Partners to Support Free, Fair, and Peaceful 2016 Presidential Elections in Ghana

Accra, GHANA – Robert P. Jackson, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, reiterated the U.S. commitment to support Ghana’s efforts to hold credible and nonviolent 2016 Presidential elections at an event today celebrating the launch of the Electoral Commission’s new communications strategy. This strategy, supported by the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International ...
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