The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, hosted a dinner in honor of Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and his business delegation who are in Ghana for a three-day (October 28-31, 2019), trade mission seeking to unlock new export opportunities in West African as part of the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa initiative, which seeks to strengthen commercial ties and foster fair and reciprocal trade with African countries.
The dinner had in attendance the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan; President of AmCham Ghana, Joe Mensah; a delegation of businesses from the U.S.; staff of the USDA and U.S. Embassy in Accra as well as members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana.
Mr. Joe Mensah, President of AmCham, welcomed Mr. Censky and the business delegation, highlighting the important role of agriculture to Ghana’s development, citing renewed efforts by the Government of Ghana to invest in the sector.
Mr. Censky, in his remarks, expressed his gratitude to AmCham for hosting the USDA delegation. He noted that West Africa- and Ghana in particular- is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world and presents trade opportunities for American businesses. He stated that AmCham plays an important role in working to ensure that trade and investment policies of the Government of Ghana facilitate trade and development. He added that the United States is interested in the economic development of Ghana as well as in facilitating trade relations which are mutually beneficial to both countries.
Ambassador Sullivan, commended AmCham for its strong partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, in facilitating business for American companies and promoting strong investment as well as world-class environmental, labor and ethical standards in the business environment in Ghana.