Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with U.S. Ambassador Virginia Palmer

The U.S. Embassy in Accra is hosting a virtual Town Hall to introduce U.S. citizens in Ghana to our newly arrived Ambassador, Virginia E. Palmer.  The Town Hall will be held online via Zoom Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and is open to all U.S. citizens.  Participants will also hear from the Regional Security Office, the Consular Section, and the Peace Corps Country Director.  Representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service will be on hand to answer questions. 

If you are interested in attending the virtual Town Hall, please send an email to, and we will reply to you with the sign-in information.  Please use the subject line “Town Hall” and include in your email any topics or questions you would like Embassy representatives to address.  We look forward to seeing you virtually on June 30!

Ambassador Palmer arrived in Accra in April 2022 to assume her responsibilities as the current U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.  She was previously Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources at the Department of State, overseeing U.S. foreign policy engagement at the critical intersection of our energy, climate, and national security goals.  She took up that post after serving as Deputy Commandant of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  She served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi from 2015 to 2019, and Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa from 2011 to 2014.

Actions to Take: 

·         Email to RSVP for the virtual Town Hall.

·         All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

·         Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.

·         Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens:

·         For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

For Consular Assistance:

·     U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana

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·     U.S. Embassy Ghana Website

·     Country Information Page for Ghana

·     State Department – Consular Affairs

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