The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, on Friday, 17 December 2021, commissioned the new AmCham Ghana secretariat at no. 10 Mensah Wood Avenue, East Legon, Accra.
Also present at the commissioning were AmCham Ghana President, Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, Executive Secretary, Simon Madjie, Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S Embassy in Ghana, Dean Matlack, Former AmCham Ghana President, William Ohrt, some Chamber members, associates, and staff.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Sullivan noted that, ”AmCham Ghana has its eye on the future as it looks to position itself for success in Africa’s rapidly changing business environment.” ”AmCham plays an important role in attracting and keeping those companies in Ghana,” she added.
The new AmCham Ghana secretariat hosts the newly created African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Resource Center aimed at proving U.S. companies an in-depth understanding of the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement as well as helping them navigate opportunities presented by the continental trade pact.
Commenting on the Resource Center, the Ambassador noted that Africa’s economy continues to develop and opportunity is ripe for the AfCFTA to deliver on its promise to expand intra-regional trade and capture new foreign direct investment. ”And with this new Resource Center, Ghana will be there to help American companies navigate those opportunities,” she added.
Our President, Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, during her remarks, expressed her appreciation to members and associates for their continued support and noted that as part of the Chamber’s effort to boost trade between Ghana and the United States, AmCham will hold forums targeted at helping Ghanaian businesses invest in the United States.