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U.S. Embassy in Accra Closed to the Public until at least April 8, 2020

U.S. Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under the current circumstances

The U.S. Embassy in Accra will be closed to the public for a minimum of two weeks effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. until at least Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  This period could be extended as circumstances warrant.  U.S. Embassy staff will continue to work remotely and will…

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U.S. Embassy Accra institutes temporary measures to prevent and contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

U.S. Embassy Accra in Ghana is temporarily suspending routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments

Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Embassy Accra in Ghana is temporarily suspending routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, effective March 17, 2020.  We will resume routine visa services as…

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U.S. Supports Women’s Economic Development with New Shea Processing Center and Warehousing Facility in the Northern Region

The $18 million, five-year program promotes the sustainable expansion of the shea industry in Ghana, Benin, Ivory Coast, Togo, Mali, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan inaugurated a shea butter processing facility and warehouse for the Tiyumtaba Women’s Shea Cooperative of Sorogu, located in the Sagnerigu Municipality in the Northern Region of Ghana. The new facility, is part of a U.S. Government effort to partner with…

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U.S. and Ghana partner to Build Capable and Resilient Security and Justice Sector Institutions

The National Border Fusion Center will serve as an information-sharing hub for border security to facilitate informed, rapid decision-making

The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and…

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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…