Tag Archives: US Embassy

Gas explosion: US mourns with Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has expressed their condolence to Ghana following Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction in Accra. So far, six people have been confirmed dead with nearly 40 others sustaining varying degrees of injury. The Embassy took to Twitter to express its condolence, saying, “We extend our deepest condolences following last night’s explosion and wish peace, ...

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US Embassy welcomes 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows [Photos]

The United States Embassy in Ghana has welcomed back the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows with a workshop and a cocktail reception. The Fellows interacted with Ambassador Robert Jackson, and shared amazing stories of their experiences, lessons acquired and skills gained. Ambassador Jackson said the US government was looking forward with great expectation to see how the fellows will put the ...

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Prof. Kofi Gyimah-Boadi wins 2017 Martin Luther King prize

The Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Professor Gyimah Boadi has been awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King Award for Peace and Social Justice by the US Embassy in Ghana. The award, which is in its 10th year, is to recognize a Ghanaian citizen who personifies Dr. King’s philosophy and actions and his works have significantly inured ...

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Former presidents won’t queue for visas – US Embassy

Ghana’s three living former presidents would not have to queue up with fellow citizens seeking American Visas for non-official purposes. This is according to Press Attache’ at the US Embassy in Ghana, Sarah Stealy. The clarification follows indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign ...

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Protocol visa rules were already in place – US Embassy

The United States Embassy in Ghana has explained that the notification on visa allocations to government officials, including MPs and former Presidents visiting the US unofficially is in accordance with already existing US law. The embassy in a statement indicated that, under US law, when a diplomat or official applies for a new visa for personal travel, that applicant must appear ...

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Gov’t to seek clarity on new US protocol visa rules

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will seek clarity from the US government on its directive regarding the allocation of US visas to top Ghanaian officials on non-official visits, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the sector minister has said. According to her, the government will take a decision on the matter after it gets the full facts from the US Embassy. The US ...

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US Embassy ‘painting ECG black’ to hasten privatization – PPP

The US Embassy‘s claim that the Electricity Company of Ghana is inefficient in the processing and collection of bills is merely to hasten the process for the concessionary sale of the ECG to an entity the Embassy has an interest in. This is the belief of the Director of Operations of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu. According ...

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ECG’s failure to provide bills show inefficiencies – US Ambassador

The American Embassy in Ghana has said that the failure of the Electricity Company of Ghana to furnish it with a bill for the past two years in spite of its willingness to pay demonstrates the inefficiencies in the operations of the company. According to the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, his outfit has consistently appealed to the utility ...

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U.S Embassy being dishonest about ECG bills – PUWU

The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU), has lashed out at the U.S. embassy for supporting Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko’s claims that the Embassy has not paid its electricity bills for more than two years. The Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko had earlier revealed that American Embassy’s 160 facilities in Ghana had not been billed for two years , adding that the ...

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Africa trade meeting left with no Africans after US visa denials

Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Visa issues are not uncommon for people travelling from African nations. During her prior three summits, Mary Flowers saw a high percentage of her ...

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