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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. 
April 1, 2015

The African Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Program for malaria control has been implemented in Ghana since 2008 in selected districts in the Northern Region. It is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and has been implemented by Abt Associates since 2012.

March 19, 2015

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today opened an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Center in Accra in partnership with the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The aim of the Center, one of 15 across West Africa, is to increase the value of exports from the region by guiding businesses to access regional and global markets for agricultural and value-added trade.  The end result, say organizers, will be increased exports.  This, in turn, will spur greater competitiveness, lead to more jobs, and be a a powerful foundation for broad-based economic growth.

March 4, 2015

On March 4, Mission Director for USAID/Ghana, James Bever, traveled to Tamale to kick-off two Feed the Future funded projects in the region: the launch of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) and a groundbreaking for the new Ghana Seed Inspection Unit.

March 2, 2015

On 24 February, 2015, USAID, in collaboration with key regional partners, kicked off a series of roundtable discussions on generating sustainable gains in child literacy and numeracy nationwide.  To further this goal, regional actors, including, Education Offices, Coordinating Councils, Ghana Education Service national representatives and USAID’s Ghana Mission Education team will gather for introductory Partnership for Education meetings through March 31, 2015

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February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015, the Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman and the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Gene A. Cretz, inaugurated a newly-furnished two-story Municipal Directorate of Education Office complex for the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipality.  


Last updated: November 03, 2015

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