U.S. Ambassador Launches $19 Million Activity to Boost Agriculture Finance in Ghana Under Global Food Security Strategy

Accra, Ghana –U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined Vice President of Ghana H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on May 6, 2021, to outdoor a new U.S. government food security strategy. The first activity is expected to attract $261 million in private sector financing to boost Ghanaian agribusiness. The Honorable Minister of Food and Agriculture ...
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World Press Freedom Day Event – As Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan

World Press Freedom Day Event Theme: “30 Years after the Windhoek Declaration: Information as Public Good” As Delivered Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00am – 12noon Honorable Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Our double Chairman, National Media Commission Chairman Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh Ghana Journalist Association Vice ...
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U.S. Ambassador Sullivan Inaugurates Malaria-Focused Laboratory at 37 Military Hospital

Accra, GHANA– On April 30, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined Ghanaian government and military officials to inaugurate the Joint Operational Vector-borne Disease Entomology Laboratory at 37 Military Hospital in Accra.  Funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Africa Malaria Task Force (AMTF), the laboratory will establish a combined entomology ...
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U.S. Ambassador Announces Additional Funds to Empower 400,000 Women in Shea Production in West Africa

Accra, GHANA – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), launched the first-ever virtual Global Shea Alliance International Shea Conference.  Spearheaded by GSA, the three-day conference, themed “Building the Industry of the Next Decade,” celebrated GSA’s 10th anniversary and highlighted the ...
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PEG Ghana Limited Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dawia CHPS Compound – Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the PEG Ghana Limited Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Dawia Community Health-based Planning Services in the Ashanti Region, Ghana Friday, April 23, 2021; 11:00am   Sekyere Afram Plains District Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Director Felix Delle Member of Parliament for the Sekyere Afram Plains District Alex Adomako Mensah ...
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Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at the Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony with the Amakomhene Nana Adu Mensah Asare Thursday April 22, 2021; 08:15 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. Venue: Ankaase -Lake Bosomtwe   Amakomhene Nana Adu Mensah Asare; Honorable Minister Simon Osei-Mensah; District Chief Executives; Eminent Chiefs and Elders of Asanteman; Members of the ...
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Kids Makers Project Graduation Ceremony – Prepared Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Kids Makers Project Graduation Ceremony Prepared Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm Kumasi Hive   Good morning!  Thank you for the kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here with you all as we celebrate the graduation of the Kids Makers Project’s second cohort.  My ...
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Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – Lecture by Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan

Ambassador Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks on  “The Foreign Policy of the USA and its Impact on Africa” at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 9:30am   Distinguished officers and students of this institution; Distinguished guests; All protocols observed. Good morning and thank you for the warm welcome.  My name ...
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Opening of Domino’s Pizza in East Legon – As Prepared Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Mr. Karan Kapur, Executive Director of Fire Foods Africa (Master Franchisee of Domino’s Pizza Ghana): Mr. Vikas Singh, Managing Director of Fareast Mercantile Company / and Chanrai Summit Group (Ghanaian Joint Venture Partner of Fire Foods Africa) All protocols observed. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Stephanie Sullivan, and I’m the United States ...
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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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U.S.-Funded “You Only Live Once” Television Series Deepens Engagement with Ghana’s Youth

Accra, GHANA— The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Population Council (NPC), and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) launched the “What Does YOLO Mean to Me” documentary series.  The series commemorates five seasons of the award-winning television drama “YOLO – You Only Live Once.” YOLO is a popular Ghanaian television ...
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Keynote Remarks for Her Future Summit by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan Keynote Remarks for Her Future Summit Theme: The Post-Pandemic Digital Remote Workforce Revolution: How Women Can Revise, Relaunch, and Rebrand Their Careers for the Future March 26, 2021 3:30 GMT Location: Online Thank you, Christine. I’ve really enjoyed the presentations so far – especially the panelists.  Akwaaba from ...
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OBANGAME EXPRESS 21 Closing Ceremony  -Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks 

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan’s As Prepared Remarks at Exercise OBANGAME EXPRESS 21 Closing Ceremony Ghana Armed Forces Burma Hall 27 March 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama; Chief of Naval Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Rear Admiral Issah Yakubu; Director, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa’s Maritime Partnership Program,  Rear Admiral Jeffrey Spivey; Representatives of participating ...
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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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U.S. Supports Ghana’s Electoral Processes through a Partnership with Center for Democratic Development (CDD)-Ghana

Accra, GHANA— On December 3, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan joined the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) and Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) to open the National Information Center.  Representatives from the Electoral Commission, Election Security Taskforce, and the National Peace Council as well as members of the diplomatic corps ...
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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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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan on the passing of Fmr. Pres. Rawlings

Accra, GHANA— On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I offer our sincere condolences to the government and people of Ghana on the passing of His Excellency former President Jerry John Rawlings on November 12.  I extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, especially to former First Lady Nana Konadu ...
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The U.S. Embassy Partners with Mobile Web Ghana to Inaugurate a New Cultural and Educational Center

Accra, GHANA – The U.S. Government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, and in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana, has opened American Corner Agbogba, a new cultural and educational center.  U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan cut the ribbon on this new facility on September 18, ...
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U.S.-Ghana Trade Relationship Continues to Grow with Conclusion of First Virtual U.S. Franchise Trade Mission in Ghana

Accra, GHANA— From September 1-3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Accra hosted the first-ever virtual U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Ghana.  Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, the three-day virtual trade mission brought U.S. franchisors together with 20 Ghanaian investors.  The U.S. franchisors represented a cross-section of popular U.S. brand concepts such as business services, industrial ...
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Alliance of Women in Media in Africa (AWMA) Report Launch- Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Alliance of Women in Media in Africa (AWMA) “Status of Women in the Ghanaian Media” Report Launch Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Virtual Participation via Zoom Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm   Good Afternoon! Honorable Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; AWMA Convener Shamima Muslim; Dean of the School of Information ...
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PEPFAR Media Training Closing Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

PEPFAR Media Training Closing Ceremony Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan Virtual Platform: Zoom September 3, 2020 2:00 p.m.   Greetings, participants! Congratulations on completing the PEPFAR Media Training! And congratulations on pioneering the virtual platform for the training. Ayikoo! Over the past seven weeks, I have enjoyed seeing and hearing your great coverage of ...
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U.S. and Ghana Work Together to Achieve Malaria Elimination and Zero Malaria Deaths by 2030

Accra, GHANA – On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician  of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted ...
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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons -Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan World Day Against Trafficking in Persons GNAT Hall, Accra July 21, 2020   Nii Chairperson, Honorable Minister, Representatives of the European Union, the Embassy of France, and Expertise France, all protocols observed: Good morning, thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s event. Congratulations to the Government ...
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10th Annual Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards – Remarks by Amb. Sullivan

Remarks by Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan To the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana 10th Annual Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards Celebration Celebrating Ten Years of Entrepreneurship Excellence and Business Development in Ghana Pre-Recorded Video Message | July 18, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m Stephanie Sullivan, the United States ...
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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 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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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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Amb. Sullivan host Reception to Honor Judge Williams and Ghanaian Justice Sector Leaders

On March 12, Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan hosted a reception for former U.S. federal Judge Ann Claire Williams, accompanied by U.S. federal judge Margo Brodie, Minnesota Judge Susan Burke, and former U.S. federal Judge Donald Graham, and Ghana’s judiciary.  The Ambassador took the opportunity to praise the continued relationship between the countries and highlighted the importance ...
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Ambassador and African American Association of Ghana Launch Black History Month in Accra

On February 9, 2019, Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan joined the African American Association of Ghana (AAAG) at the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Center in Accra to launch AAAG Black History Month programming.  For its first program, AAAG highlighted excellent presentations on the theme “Black Migration: Exploring Our Roots and Beyond.” During the launch, Ambassador Sullivan ...
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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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