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USTDA Grant Signing Event: Technical Assistance for Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Plant in Upper West Region

Members of the press, distinguished guests from Home Energy Africa Limited, embassy colleagues…Good afternoon. One of Ghana’s paramount constraints to economic growth is the unreliable and inadequate supply of electric power. It’s a challenge we see throughout sub-Saharan Africa: two out of three people lack access to electricity. That hinders business, and it hinders prosperity. ... Read More»

Partnership for Growth Joint Steering Committee Meeting – Opening Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Movenpick Hotel, Accra Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Seth Terkper Other honorable ministers and deputy ministers, USAID-Africa Deputy Assistant Administrator, Ms. Oren Whyche-Shaw (SHAW, Distinguished partners and friends: My first 90 days in Accra as Ambassador have been exciting!  I have been busy meeting with leaders representing Ghana’s government, private sector, and ... Read More»

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; ... Read More»

U.S., Ghana to partner on Epic Guardian Joint Readiness Exercise

Accra, Ghana – Beginning April 26, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ghana will launch Epic Guardian 2016, an 8-day joint readiness exercise. Epic Guardian is a regularly scheduled training exercise held in Africa and designed to increase the effectiveness of U.S. and African government entities and security forces in responding to international ... Read More»

Africa Logistic Forum Opening Remarks by Ambassador Robert P. Jackson

Your Excellencies, Commissioner Chergui, General McDew, Major General Akwa, Mr. Bam, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, It is a distinct pleasure to join today’s opening ceremony of the Africa Logistic Forum here in Accra, Ghana. I am particularly pleased to be in the company of our distinguished colleagues from the African Union and the ... Read More»