Ambassador Alima Mahama’s attends Ghana Unity Conference in Maryland

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In a symbolic gesture of unity and connecting with the Ghanaian Community, the Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, Hajia Alima Mahama embarked on a special journey to meet the Ghanaian Associations nestled around Baltimore, Columbia and Edgewood in Maryland.

Members of the Ghanaian Association of Baltimore, and Columbia joined the Ghana Unity Association of Maryland a Ghana Unity Conference in Belcamp, Maryland. The occasion was marked by anticipation as the Ghanaian Community eagerly awaited the arrival of their esteemed representative of the Government of Ghana.

The air was filled with excitement and pride as the members dressed in traditional Ghanaian attire gathered to welcome their distinguished guest and a host of Embassy Staff.

Upon arrival, the ambassador was greeted with warm embraces and traditional Ghanaian greetings, reaffirming the bonds of kinship and shared heritage.

The President of the Ghana Unity Association of Maryland, Mr.  Douglas Okyere welcomed the Ambassador and Staff and set the stage for Dr. Wilfred Asah to introduce the Ambassador.

The ambassador engaged in an intimate dialogue with the members, sharing insights on Ghana’s progress, challenges, and aspirations on the global stage, and the US Ghana relations.

The Members during question time asked various questions concerning how to obtain a Ghana Card, duty at the ports of entry amidst excessive taxes, Healthcare, Sanitation, energy issues and other social issues affecting Ghanaians. Ambassador Alima took on the various issues of concern and answered their questions to their satisfaction. She also spoke about the establishment of the Diaspora Office of the President at the Presidency, which emphasizes the importance the government places on the contributions Ghanaians in the Diaspora make to the economy.
Mrs. Ninette Danquah Ivo, Head of Economic and Diaspora Affairs at the Embassy gave an insight into the services provided by the Diapora Office of the President which includes Matching and Linking Diaspora ideas and concepts to Government initiatives and facilitating trade and investment initiatives.

Mr. Amidu Mohammed Karande, Minister-Counselor and Head of the Consular Section also addressed issues relating to Passports and visas and addressed concerns pertaining to how Ghanaian Children born abroad can apply for Ghana passports.

Members of the association expressed their gratitude for the ambassador’s visit, highlighting the importance of maintaining strong ties with their homeland and the role of diaspora communities in promoting Ghana’s interests abroad.

Before bidding farewell, Mr. Francis Gborglah, Minister and Head of Chancery at the Embassy extended an invitation to members of the association to visit the Ghanaian Embassy, where they would be welcomed with open arms and provided with opportunities for further engagement and collaboration.

As the sun set on this momentous occasion, the ambassador departed, leaving behind a legacy of unity, pride, and mutual support between Ghana and its diaspora community abroad. The visit served as a reminder that no matter the distance, the spirit of Ghanaian identity and solidarity endures, binding together hearts across oceans and continents.

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