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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 DCM Christopher Lamora at General Electric Healthcare Dialogues Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Welcome Remarks by Amb. Sullivan at USTDA-AmCham Breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Welcome Reception Held for 2018 Ghana Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellowship

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

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

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

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United States of America and Ghana Host Regional Border Security Seminar

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

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

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

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Peace Corps Ghana Swears in 33 Education Volunteers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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