Ms. Stephanie Sullivan, the United States of America’s Ambassador to Ghana, has revealed that the US government has given over $30 million to Ghana’s COVID-19 fight across a variety of sectors.
The United States of America has supplied approximately 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Ghana, with more on the way, according to the ambassador.
Speaking during an event held in honor of the Ambassador by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana (AMCHAM). She added, “we have also made some long-term health infrastructure investment and we will continue to address the medium- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the health, agriculture, and education sectors.”
Ms. Sullivan further noted that the American Chamber of Commerce membership’s commitment throughout the pandemic had been remarkable, and she urged AMCHAM members to maintain a sense of unity.
Concerning commerce, she stated that it was a strategic emphasis of the US mission in Ghana and one of her main priorities as an Ambassador.
Acknowledging some members for their excellence
“Since my arrival in Ghana, I have been very honored to work with all the stakeholders to deepen trade between the two countries. Our economic partnership has been growing.”Mr Sullivan
The ambassador stated that with the start of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the United States was well-positioned to take advantage of the fresh economic synergies and growth prospects that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area presents to the continent.
“AfCFTA is focused on supporting women and youth in particular which will lead to opportunities for women entrepreneurs. 55 countries with a combined GDP of US$3.4 trillion has a lot to offer to everyone, including US companies seeking to enter the African market.”Ms Sullivan
Regarding The Event
The function was also utilized to recognize some AMCHAM business executives and employees for their contributions to the organization’s growth.
Mr Joe K. Mensah, Senior Vice President and Head of Kosmos Energy LLC’s Ghana Business Unit, Mr Kimathi Kuenyehia, Managing Partner of Kimathi and Partners Corporate Attorneys, Mr Franklin Asare, Chief Executive Officer of TechGulf, and Mr Allen Anewu, Communications Officer of AMCHAM Ghana, were among those honored. The awards ceremony also served as a showcase for the new AMCHAM logo.
Mrs Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, President of the American Chamber of Commerce membership’s Ghana, remarked in her welcome remarks that US companies had a lot to be thankful for, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is important to be grateful for our health and our businesses which are still standing.”Ayesha Bedwei
She also thanked the United States of America’s ambassador for her service to the United States of America business community and to Ghana as a whole on behalf of the chamber. She further urged the US community to continue their support to the Ghanian fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Ibe also complimented all of the award recipients and thanked all of the chamber’s new and old board members and presidents for their services.