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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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U.S. Supports Ghana’s Aviation Sector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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USA Supports Ghanaian Children’s Social Welfare System

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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