• THE GHANA BODYBUILDING ASSOCIATION PAYS COURTESY CALL ON THE HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA

    Ag. High Commissioner, Mrs. Florence Akonor, received members of the Ghana Body Building Association at the High Commission on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017, when the latter paid a courtesy call and familiarization visit to the High Commission. Read More
  • HON. SHIRLEY AYORKOR BOTCHWEY (MP) MEETS WITH GHANAIAN COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Ghana's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP), paid a historic visit to the Ghanaian Community of South Africa on Monday, 13th March, 2017.      The visit was in the backdrop of xenophobic attacks in South Africa in February, and the Honourable Minister had deemed it necessary to personally visit and interact with compatriots in the country.        Upon arrival in South Africa around mid-day, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey held a meeting with her South African counterpart, H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to discuss and address some of the issues relating to the recent xenophobic attacks.        Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey then undertook a tour of Sunny Side, a suburb of Pretoria, where a lot of Ghanaian-owned businesses and rented accommodation are located. She interacted with her fellow nationals, and got first-hand assessment of their welfare in South Africa.          In the evening, the Honourable Minister joined a high-level panel of senior officials from the South African Department of Home Affairs and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, for an Open Forum organized by the Ghana High Commission at the premises of the Mission.          The Forum was very well attended by Ghanaians across South Africa, who were eager to interact with the Hon. Minister, and also took advantage of the presence of senior officials of the South African Government to obtain responses and clarification on pertinent issues relating to immigration and xenophobia.          Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey thereafter addressed the teeming crowd of Ghanaians and assured them of measures undertaken by the Government of Ghana, under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to lighten the burden of Ghanaians and to ensure their welfare both at home and abroad. She took note of some of the peculiar challenges facing Ghanaians in South Africa, and assured them of necessary assistance, where possible.          She further encouraged Ghanaians to join and consolidate Ghanaian Associations in their various provinces, so as to project an organized and united group that can work effectively with the Ghana High Commission and by extension the Government of Ghana, to resolve challenges and also contribute to the development of our beloved country.         It was indeed a back to back schedule of activities for the Honourable Minister, who had purposefully dedicated the one-day working visit to her compatriots in South Africa…. a very successful visit, which will resound for many years to come. Read More
  • Ghana's honorary consul in Capetown hosts public lecture to commemorate Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary.

      Ghana's Honorary Consul to Capetown, Rev. Dr. Micheal Twum Darko, hosted a public lecture on the "life of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah" at 6:00pm on Monday, 6th March 2017, in commemoration of Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary. Delivering the lecture was Prof. Kwesi Kwaa Prah, a renowned Ghanaian and African Sociologist and Anthropologist who was a school boy in the days of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and has studied extensively on the life, policy, principles and beliefs of the African legend. Interlaced, with anecdotes on the seasons and the times, as well as developments thereafter, Prof. Prah enthralled his audience with a renewed understanding of colonialism and neo colonialism, and an insight of the African challenge from an African perspective. Present at the lectures were the Honorary Consuls of Madagascar, Georgia, Denmark and Maldives to Capetown, the Consul General of Angola to Capetown, Senior Officials from the Office of the Premiere of Western Cape, the Founder and partners of AfriNEAD, Stellenbosch University. Representing the Ghana High Commission at the event were Mr. Gilbert Sebik, Minister/Trade and Mrs. Elizabeth Sarpomaa Dodoo, Minister-Counsellor/ Information and Diaspora Affairs. Read More
  • GHANA’S NEW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION

    Hon. Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is Ghana's 29TH Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. This followed her nomination by President Nana Akufo-Addo, her subsequent vetting and approval by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, and on Saturday, 28th January, 2017, her swearing in by the President. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Ghana Embassy in Addis Ababa, as the Foreign Minister-designate had travelled ahead of His Excellency the President to Ethiopia to make preparations for the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. Hon. Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is also the Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowutuom of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Read More
  • GHANA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA BIDS FAREWELL TO HIGH COMMISSIONER KWESI AHWOI AND DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER FRANCIS OSEI- SARFO

    On Friday, 6th January, 2017, the staff of the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria hosted a vibrant farewell dinner in honour of their bosses, Ambassador Kwesi Ahwoi and his Deputy, Mr. Francis Osei-Sarfo. Present at the farewell dinner was the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador Bene M’poko of the Democratic Republic of Congo, several Ambassadors, Chairpersons of Ghanaian Associations, Heads of Companies and Corporate bodies, and Friends of the High Commission. Addressing the gathering, H.E. Kwesi Ahwoi explained that as is the practice in all democratic countries, the Republic of Ghana held Presidential and Parliamentary elections on 7th December 2016, which culminated in a change of government with effect from 7th January, 2017. It was therefore in good conscience and legal morality that himself and the Deputy High Commissioner would bow out now to give room to others to also be of service to Ghana. H.E. Mr. Ahwoi noted that although the sun had set on the call to Ambassadorial duty, it was with a great sense of fulfillment that they celebrate the opportunity to have served their motherland, Ghana. He touted the further strengthening of relations between Ghana and South Africa, as well as the six other accredited countries, during his tenure as High Commissioner, and cited Ghana's successful hosting of South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and her delegation, for the convening of the 4th Session of the Ghana-South Africa Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation. The session resulted in the signing of several Memoranda of Understanding in the areas of Science and Technology, Energy, Education, Legal Field, Agriculture, Trade and Investments, Standards, to mention a few, and also paved the way for the implementation of earlier agreements. He noted that after the State Visit, facilitated and tele-guided by the Mission, of President John Dramani Mahama to Mauritius in October 2015, there had been speedy implementation of agreements and projects determined by the two countries, such as the grant of Visa Free status for citizens of both countries. With regard to Seychelles, he mentioned that a Fisheries Collaboration Agreement in the Fisheries Sector had been concluded and would be signed in the course of the month. Tourism promotion and collaborations had also been made, resulting in a visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland by the Ashanti King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and also an extension of invitation to him by the Republic of Mauritius, which unfortunately could not be honoured due to unforeseen circumstances. High Commissioner Kwesi Ahwoi’s efforts to create opportunity for more cohesion, unity and brotherliness among Ghanaians in South Africa and the countries of concurrent accreditation, especially Swaziland and Lesotho, culminated in the efficient re-organization and energizing of existing Ghanaian Associations, as well as establishment of eight (8) new Associations over the past year. During High Commissioner Ahwoi’s time in office, a major focus had been the issuance of biometric passports by the Mission, which commenced in June 2016. As at December 2016, the Mission had issued 2,500 biometric passports to compatriots in some Provinces in South Africa. Mission, using the mobile pack had also issued passports to Ghanaians in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Botswana and Republic of Gabon.  He noted that their departure was not a full stop, but a comma - a pause, at best.....a transitional break, which would pave the way for service to Ghana in other capacities. The farewell dinner, a fun-filled event with memories of the past two years, ended in a late night bash with good music that drew all present to the dance floor. Once again, we wish H. E. Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, his spouse Mrs. Ewura-Abena Ahwoi and his Deputy, Mr. Francis Osei-Sarfo, Godspeed and the best wishes for the new year and thereafter. Read More
  • PRETORIA MISSION FACILITATES THE PARTICIPATION OF GHANA IN THE XVI FRANCOPHONIE SUMMIT HELD IN ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR

    PRETORIA MISSION FACILITATES THE PARTICIPATION OF GHANA IN THE XVI FRANCOPHONIE SUMMIT HELD IN ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR The Ghana High Commission in Pretoria in collaboration with the Ministry Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFA & RI) as well as the Ministry of Education, facilitated the participation of Ghana at the just-ended 16th Summit of the Francophonie held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 22nd to 27th November, 2016 under the theme; “Shared growth and responsible development: conditions for stability around the world and within La Francophonie”. Ghana, which was present throughout the week-long summit attended by hundreds of delegates from over eighty (80) countries including Heads of State, Government Ministers, policy makers and businessmen, was represented by a ten-man delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFA & RI), Hon. Emmanuel Habuka Bombande with the support of Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Mrs Johanna Odonkor Svanikier. Read More
  • GHANA HIGH COMMISSION WINS O.R. TAMBO AWARD FOR “BEST OVERALL STAND” AT THE 2016 DIPLOMATIC FUNFAIR ORGANISED BY DIRCO (DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION)

    Mrs. Hayford and Mr. Sibek (Trade Officer) presenting award to H.E. Amb. Kwesi Ahwoi. The audience at the Diplomatic Funfair Prize-Giving Cocktail shouted in unison "Ghana"!, in response to the question by the Master of Ceremony "who wins the best stall award"? The Prize-Giving Cocktail took place in the evening of Saturday, 29th October, 2016, at the Soutpansberg Guesthouse in Pretoria, after an exciting day of exhibitions, cultural performances, food-tasting and entertainment, which formed part of activities for this year’s Diplomatic Funfair hosted annually by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), at the Union Buildings lawns, Pretoria. The Diplomatic Funfair serves as a key platform to educate the general public about diplomacy and South Africa’s foreign policy objectives, and bring together Embassies and International Organizations accredited to South Africa to showcase and promote cultural diplomacy through creative expressions such as arts, music and global cuisine, and tradeable goods. The High Commission, as always, seized the opportunity to display Ghana in full splendor and exhibit made-in-Ghana products. To consolidate Government’s policy of collaboration with the Private Sector as the major booster of the Ghanaian economy, the High Commission invited Private Sector operatives to participate in the fair as exhibitors. In this connection, Mrs. Josephine Hayford of HayLooks Limited, a Ghanaian International Clothing Company, responded to the Mission’s invitation and was very instrumental in the Mission’s colourful display of Ghanaian garments and accessories at the Fair, which drew large crowds to the Ghana Stall. The Mission staff were also on hand to take visitors on a virtual tour of Ghana by means of brochures, statistical data, and electronic displays on the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy. It was therefore very gratifying that Ghana was not only the Judges’ choice but also the audience’ choice of Best Overall Stall at the Awards ceremony later in the evening. The award comprised a beautifully crafted plaque and two (2) return Airlink tickets from Johannesburg to Capetown Read More
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GHANA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA FACILITATES GHANA TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA, 21ST - 27TH MAY, 2017

The Ghana-South Africa Business Chamber, in collaboration with Ghana High Commission in South Africa and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), and in partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development...

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THE GHANA BODYBUILDING ASSOCIATION PAYS COURTESY CALL  ON THE HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA

Ag. High Commissioner, Mrs. Florence Akonor, received members of the Ghana Body Building Association at the High Commission on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017, when the latter paid a courtesy call...

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GHANA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA FACILITATES GHANA TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA, 21ST - 27TH MAY, 2017

The Ghana-South Africa Business Chamber, in collaboration with Ghana High Commission in South Africa...

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CAPE TOWN

Dr. Micheal Twum Darko Consul General CapeTownDR. M. TWUM-DARKO
Room 807, 47 on Strand,
8001, Cape Town,
SOUTH AFRICA.
Tel. +27218271317 

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THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND

Mr. Kobla Quashie Consul General SwazilandMR. KOBLA QUASHIE
Maliya House Lot 137
Esser Street, Manzini
P.O.BOX 710 Manzini, M200
SWAZILAND
Tel. +268 2505 4974

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Hatfield, Pretoria,0083
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1038 Arcadia Street
Hatfield, Pretoria,0083

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