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October 23, 2015
Accra, Ghana – Andrew Karas was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Ghana. In this capacity he will oversee USAID’s country-specific programs in agriculture, governance, economic growth, education, and health.
As Mission Director, Mr. Karas will be responsible for managing USAID’s programs and working with the Government of Ghana and other partners to accelerate Ghana’s transition towards established middle-income status. In Ghana, he will support programs that strengthen responsive democratic government, stimulate sustainable and broadly shared economic growth, effect equitable improvements in health status, and advance the reading performance of primary school students.
Mr. Karas has served as the Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Ghana since December 2012, and began serving as the Acting Mission Director in March 2015. 
September 1, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to partner with the Electoral Commission of Ghana in its preparations for the district-level elections on September 1, 2015.  U.S. Embassy representatives will be observing the elections.

July 16, 2015

Fact Sheet: Power Africa in Ghana

May 1, 2015

The Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a food security program that seeks to rebuild Ghana’s small pelagic marine fish stocks, officially launches on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Akroma Plaza in Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SFMP is a Feed the Future project, a Presidential initiative focused on transforming the agriculture sector.

April 29, 2015

The Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit, an annual conference of investors, sector leaders, and policy makers aimed at attracting investments in Ghana’s agricultural sector, kicked off today in Accra. The Summit was jointly opened by the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan and the U.S. Ambassador, H.E. Gene Cretz.

April 4, 2015

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, together with support from  UNICEF and USAID will launch the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) 1000 project.  This cross-sectoral initiative that incorporates nutrition, economic growth, governance, and gender is breaking new ground in promoting resilience among vulnerable populations in the Northern and Upper East regions. USAID will fund the project to the amount of $12 million. 


Last updated: November 19, 2015

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