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A primary one (first grade student) from a school implementing USAID's Education Activity in northern Ghana
April 24, 2019

One of the key partnerships between the Republic of Ghana and the United States of America is focused on promoting quality education for Ghanaian children. The collaboration between Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has advanced early grade reading for school children through a USAID supported reading activity in kindergarten 2 (KG2), and primary 1 (P1) and primary 2 (P2).

Minister of Fisheries Hon. Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye being assisted by Acting Economic Growth Director,  USAID/Ghana and Nii Ampofo Palm to symbolically open the oyster harvesting season.
April 17, 2019

On April 15, the United States of America congratulated the Densu Oyster Pickers’ Association (DOPA) and the Development Action Association (DAA) for the successful completion of the second annual oyster harvesting closed season.  Located in the Tsokomey community of the Ga South Municipal Assembly, both are local, community-led, non-governmental organizations committed to protecting Ghana’s oyster stock.

Ambassador Sullivan presents the GWOC award to Stella Saaka
March 26, 2019

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan honored Ms. Stella Saaka, from the Talensi District in the Upper East Region, with the U.S. Embassy’s 2019 Ghana Woman of Courage Award during a breakfast ceremony hosted at the Ambassador’s residence.  Like the U.S. Secretary of State's annual International Women of Courage Award, this award recognizes a Ghanaian woman whose efforts have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. 

July 12, 2018

It’s a long way from the arid countryside of West Africa to cosmetic stores in the United States, candy shops in Europe and beyond. What links them is the nut of the shea tree — and entrepreneurs like Rita Dampson. Read more about Rita's work and the shea nut's voyage from Ghanian village to global market.

August 30, 2017

Ghana’s economic progress over the last 20 years has been laudable. Economic growth is averaging more than six percent each year and the country is among the few in Sub-Saharan Africa expected to meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the poverty rate by 2015. However, despite significant growth and improvements in the quality of life, Ghana still faces persistent development challenges that need to be resolved in order to emerge as a true middle-income country.

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Last updated: February 11, 2020

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