Yesterday, August 23, 2021, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan paid a courtesy call on me at the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC), as she was in the Region to support the commissioning of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the renovated public health Molecular Testing Laboratory.
We discussed issues that concern the Western Region. I presented the overview of various projects, interventions and initiatives currently ongoing and those planned to be embarked on in the Region to her which covered the areas of education, health, security, trade and investment, et cetera.
On her part, Ambassador Sullivan reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s partnership with Ghana and underscored the fact that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) is an avenue for the country to enhance its investment opportunities.
We had discussion also on environmental sustainability especially, the fight against illegal mining and the protection of our forest cover and water bodies.
She applauded the effort in the Western Region to curb illegal activities. She further highlighted some critical issues within the energy sector such as, the oil and gas operations and its investment that should be beneficial to the people of Western Region.
Ambassador Sullivan encountered the delegation from Hasaacas Ladies FC therefore, she used the opportunity to congratulate the team on their performance.
I thanked her for the visit and wished her successful stay in Ghana.