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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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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USAID Promotes Strategic Partnerships in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector

Takoradi, GHANA — As part of a program to improve the competitiveness of local businesses, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Ghana held a conference in the Western Region on December 14 for stakeholders in the oil and gas sector. At the conference, participants shared lessons learned and best practices ...
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USAID Celebrates Contributions of Women in Agribusiness

Accra, GHANA—On December 5, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MEL Consulting Limited hosted a “Women in Agribusiness” Summit to highlight the contributions of women in Ghana’s agricultural sector. The event brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, the Government of Ghana and development partners. In attendance ...
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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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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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USAID and the Ghana Government Partner to Increase Energy Access

Accra, GHANA— The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy hosted a workshop to discuss increasing electricity access in Ghana on August 8-10, 2017. The event brought together senior officials from the Ghana Government, the private sector and development partners under the theme: “Shifting Ghana onto a Path of Clean and ...
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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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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 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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USAID Promotes Development in the Volta Region

Volta Region, GHANA – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director Andrew Karas traveled to the Volta Region January 24-27 to visit USAID projects working to increase access to quality healthcare and education. During the trip, Mr. Karas met with a number of USAID partners and reiterated the U.S. government’s support for promoting ...
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USAID Reiterates Support for Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Volta, GHANA – Andrew Karas, mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana, visited the Volta Region from January 24-27, where he met with stakeholders impacted by trafficking in persons. These stakeholders included police officers, regional social welfare officers, district development officials, social workers, immigration officials, and former victims of child ...
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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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USAID and Ghana Health Service Launch Refreshed “Good Life, Live It Well” Campaign

Accra, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Health Service launched the refreshed “Good Life, Live it Well” campaign on July 28 at the National Theatre. The “Good Life, Live It Well” campaign will serve as the overarching Ghana Health Service brand and will promote ...
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USAID and NASA Using Technology for Development in West Africa

Accra, Ghana – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today announced a five-year program, SERVIR West Africa. This program will promote the use of satellite imagery to help improve the West Africa region’s resilience; lessen negative impacts of climate change; ensure that land use ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson on Launch of USAID/Ghana Partnership for Education: Learning Book Distribution

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service Mr. Jacob Kor, Chief Director of the Ministry of Education Mr. Enoch Cobbinah, Development partners, Nii Me, Naa Me, Teachers, parents and pupils, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the U.S. government to join the Ghana Ministry of Education in launching the ...
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USAID and the Ghana Federation for Disability Organizations Launch the “Expanding Participation for Persons with Disabilities” Activity

Accra, Ghana – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ghana Federation for Disability Organizations (GFD) officially launched their “Expanding Participation for Persons with Disabilities” activity on April 21. At the launch, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson; Executive Secretary of the National Council on Persons with Disabilities, Kwamena Dadsie Dennis; ...
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U.S. Ambassador Robert Jackson Launches New USAID Education Activity

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

Tamale, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) convened to inaugurate a newly constructed seed inspection laboratory on March 31st in Tamale, Ghana.  The USAID-constructed Ghana Seed Inspection Unit (GSIU) aims to provide smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana with quality seed at affordable costs. ...
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USAID Donates Vehicles and Equipment to the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute

Tamale, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented three Toyota Hilux pickup vehicles and 41 desktop computers to the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Tamale, Ghana on March 31st. The vehicles and office equipment were donated to improve the effectiveness of SARI’s agricultural research in northern Ghana to ensure smallholder ...
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USAID and Government of Ghana Hold Workshop to Advance Universal Health Care Coverage in Africa

Accra, GHANA  –  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ghana Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance Authority, and the World Health Organization, organized a five-day workshop focused on the goal of achieving universal healthcare in Africa. The workshop launched on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Mövenpick Hotel ...
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USAID Donates Vehicles to Northern Regional Coordinating Council

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented 12 Nissan pickup vehicles to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) in Tamale, Ghana, on January 8, 2016. The vehicles were distributed to nine metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) and three regional departments in the Northern Region of Ghana to improve service delivery to their citizens. ...
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USAID/Ghana Mission Director James Bever Launches New Feed the Future Projects

Tamale, Ghana – On March 4, Mission Director for USAID/Ghana, James Bever, traveled to Tamale to kick-off two Feed the Future projects in the region: the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) and the new Ghana Seed Inspection Unit. In the Tolon/Kumbubgu District, Mr. Bever joined key actors in agriculture, technology and innovation to sign an ...
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USAID-supported HIV Research Featured in International Journal

Accra, Ghana – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National Institutes of Health, announces the release of a special issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) titled “HIV Risks and Vulnerabilities among Key Populations ...
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USAID and Ghana Reaffirm Commitment to Partnership for Education

On 24 February, 2015, USAID, in collaboration with key regional partners, kicked off a series of roundtable discussions on generating sustainable gains in child literacy and numeracy nationwide.  To further this goal, regional actors, including, Education Offices, Coordinating Councils, Ghana Education Service national representatives and USAID’s Ghana Mission Education team will gather for introductory Partnership ...
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USAID Makes Award to the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding to Prevent Election Violence in the Region

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

The USAID/Ghana Mission Director, Mr. James A. Bever, and UNICEF Country Representative for Ghana, Ms. Susan Namondo Ngongi, signed an agreement on January 22, 2015 that reinforces USAID’s and UNICEF’s partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to improve the quality of education in Ghana.  Through the agreement, USAID will provide ...
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