Mrs. Virginia E. Palmer, United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Ghana, said the U.S. government will work with Congress to provide $138 million to support human capital development in education, health, and peacebuilding support in Ghana.
She said the US government will also support all of its principles of gender equality, women’s empowerment and inclusive development.
Madame Palmer spoke at the Global Citizen Festival, held in Accra’s Black Star Square.
The Twin City event took place in Accra, Ghana and New York, in the United States of America.
Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebowy, Stormzy, TEMS, Usher and Uncle Waffles performed to the awe of the packed crowd.
Global Citizen is a social action platform for global generations, aiming to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
With stages in both iconic venues, leaders, artists, activists and global citizens will come together to advance an ambitious political agenda focused on empowering women and girls, taking climate action, breaking down systemic barriers and empowering activists and supporters.
Global Citizen is asking world leaders, corporations and philanthropists to do more than ever before to improve the well-being of everyday people.
The US ambassador said the US government will resume work across West Africa to promote economic growth and inclusive governance and prevent violence and conflict.
“The US government is providing more than $30 million in seed funding to start this regional program and will work with Congress to increase funding for the next decade,” she said.