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

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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

US Ambassador to Ghana -Robert P. Jackson

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 The clarification follows indications that the US government had withdrawn protocol visa allocation to high-level state officials, after the US Ambassador, Robert Jackson met Parliament’s Foreign ...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

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

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

Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

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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

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

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

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

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

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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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Stay off protest zones in Ghana – US gov’t warns nationals

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

The US government has cautioned its citizens in Ghana to stay away from zones where protest and demonstration are usually held in the country during the December 7 polls. A statement issued by the US Embassy in Ghana said although they have not picked up information regarding any planned protests, US nationals should be cautious because such social disruptions “could ...

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GhanaThink and US Embassy organize Regional TechCamp

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Are you between 25 – 35 years? Do you believe that your generation can be the catalyst for job creation?  Have you made positive change in your neighborhood or community?  Are you ready to be part of a greater community?  Do you reside in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, or Togo?  We want to hear from you. ...

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