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Statement on the End of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions in Ghana

All pending non-immigrant visas (NIV) to domestic employees of Ghanaian diplomats posted in the United States that were received during the visa restrictions will now be processed

The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Section 243(d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.  As of Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures.  The validity period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2, and…

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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates 125 Young African Leader Participants of the YALI Regional Leadership Center

The completion of this training brings the number of young African graduates from the West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) to more than 5,300 since the U.S. Government launched the program in 2015

On Friday, November 22, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed and presented plaques to outstanding participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) training program.  One hundred twenty-five (125) participants representing nine countries in the sub-region completed the three-week on-site training in Business…

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health Bureau visits Ghana

The senior delegation also travelled to the Northern Region to visit health facilities and water, sanitation, and hygiene sites sponsored by the American people through USAID

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for the Bureau of Global Health Kerry Pelzman visited Ghana from November 13 – 15, 2019, accompanied by a travel delegation including USAID Global Health Bureau Senior Advisor Aye Aye Thwin and USAID Africa Bureau West Africa Coastal Team…

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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Travels to Ashanti Region to Promote USA-Ghana Partnerships

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Lamora traveled to Ejura on November 19 to commission the Ejuraman Integrated Community Center for Employable Skills (ICCES) Training Center’s new classroom block

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Christopher J. Lamora traveled to the Ashanti Region from November 19-20 to promote partnerships on economic development, education, and good governance between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.  While in the Ashanti Region, DCM Lamora traveled to Ejura on November…

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Study in the United States: Ghana Takes Number Two Spot in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over half of the Ghanaian students in the United States are studying at the graduate level and this number increased by 21.3% over last year

The 2019 Open Doors Report on international education has shown an overall 13.9% increase over 2018 in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States, from 3,213 to 3,661. This brings Ghana into second place in Sub-Saharan Africa, a spot previously held by Kenya. The…

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USA Supports Ghana to Advance and Strengthen Community-level Health Service Delivery

The project expanded evidence-based, high-impact interventions to prevent child and maternal deaths, increased family planning use, reduced malaria-related morbidity and mortality

On November 12, 2019, the United States of America, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined dignitaries from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service to celebrate collaborative efforts to improve the health of Ghanaians at the USAID Systems for Health learning event. The…

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U.S. and Ghana Launch Seed Sector Workshop in Ghana

Discussion topics included the current state of the seed sector, the role of government in the production and distribution of quality seed

The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Seed Sector Workshop from November 5-6 at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement. A part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agriculture Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, this two-day workshop hosted representatives from the Government of…

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Deputy Secretary Censky leads Trade Mission to West Africa

The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will also include buyer delegations from Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Senegal

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky will lead a trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, to help United States exporters unlock new opportunities in a region where strong economic growth is driving demand for imported food and farm products. The mission will be based in Accra, Ghana, and…

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USA partners with Ghana to promote Healthier Behaviors

The Ghana Health Service aired 14,900 television and 62,600 radio spots promoting healthy behaviors to improve the health and well-being of Ghanaians

The United States of America is partnering with Ghana’s Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to encourage all Ghanaians to “Live a Good Life!” In 2016, the Ghana Health Service revived the GoodLife brand, a mass media campaign to promote healthy lifestyle messages through television, radio, posters, and…

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Statement from the Embassy of the United States of America Regarding the Termination of the Private Sector Concession by the Government of Ghana under the Millennium Challenge Corporation Power Investment

The U.S. Government, through MCC will continue to implement the Tranche I funds of $308 million with the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)

On October 19, 2019, the Government of Ghana (GoG) informed the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, D.C. of its decision to terminate the concession agreement between Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and private operator Power Distribution Services Ghana Ltd (PDS).  The United States of America notes this decision with…