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Rev. Akua Ofori-Boateng selected for United States Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa

Her deep cross-cultural experience will provide a unique perspective to the Committee as it seeks to increase trade and investment and strengthen the commercial relationship between Africa and the United States

Reverend Akua Ofori-Boateng has been selected to serve on the U.S. Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa. Comprising American and African industry leaders, the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa advises the Office of African Affairs within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as it encourages economic development…

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Ghana Improves to Tier 2 Ranking in 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

Ghana adopted procedures to identify and refer trafficking victims to necessary services and supported a range of anti-trafficking awareness raising activities

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the eighteenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  The report assesses the efforts of governments around the world to fight human trafficking, including in the United States.  This year’s TIP Report notes the Government of Ghana’s increased efforts to combat human trafficking in…

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Ghana: U.S. Embassy Honors Mensah-Kutin, Debra with MLK Awards

Mr. Debra was honored for his lifelong fight for the rights of persons with disabilities

In a ceremony held at his residence on March 22, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson honored Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin and Mr. Yaw Ofori Debra with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice. Since 2008, the U.S. Embassy has presented the award annually…

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Ghana: United States Agency for International Development Transforms Private Maternity Homes

The development outcomes have shown promising results, with 88 percent of surveyed private maternity homes demonstrating an improvement in financial sustainability

On February 2, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners met to celebrate the transformation of private maternity homes in Ghana. Midwives, Government of Ghana representatives, USAID staff, and partners gathered in Accra for the occasion. The event included presentations, poster exhibitions, and a panel…

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Ghana - USAID and Partners Improve Access to Community Health Services in Volta Region

USAID/Ghana Mission Director Sharon L. Cromer commended the community members for their contributions in making the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound a success

On December 18, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the Volta Region. Chiefs, assembly members and community members joined USAID/Ghana…

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United States Agency for International Development Celebrates Contributions of Women in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Summit brought together women-led agribusinesses, farmers, processors, business service providers, financial institutions, the Government of Ghana and development partners

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…

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U.S. Ambassador Presents Small Grants to Ghanaian Communities

Funding supports community-led education, agriculture and economic growth projects

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,…

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U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Ongoing Commitment

Through U.S. government funding under the CPC Partnership, IOM provided the Ghana Police Service Anti-Human Trafficking Units with six vehicles and investigative equipment

Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of Ghana met on October 25 to discuss progress in achieving the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership – the first-ever jointly-developed plan to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking in Ghana.  The…

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Ghana: Diversity Visa Lottery relaunches Oct. 18 - Nov. 22, 2017

Any entries submitted before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, will not be considered, and the entrant will need to submit another entry during the new registration period

Due to a technical issue, the registration period for the U.S. government's Diversity Visa Lottery 2019 program is being restarted. All entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. This is a global issue. Any entries submitted before Wednesday, October…

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U.S. Embassy Announces Full Scholarships for Six-Week Leadership Training

Applications for Young African Leaders Initiative open Sept. 13–Oct. 11

The U.S. Embassy in Accra encourages young leaders to apply for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship. The application period is now open and will close at 4 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. To apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, visit https://Yali.State.gov/Washington-Fellowship/apply/. The opportunity is open to all accomplished…