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US Ambassador to Ghana - Robert P. Jackson

The government of the United States of America (USA) has withdrawn diplomatic courtesies to Ghana's former Presidents and Members of Parliament (MPs).

With the decision, the affected persons would have to be at the US Embassy in person to acquire their visas when on private trips or alternatively schedule private arrangement with the embassy for their visas.

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson, made this known in Accra Thursday when he met Parliament's select Committee on Foreign Affairs.

A former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings turns 70-year-old today, Thursday June 22, 2017.

Popularly known as JJ, the former military dictator was born in Accra on this day to Victoria Agbotui and James Ramsey John, a chemist from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Rawlings, who attended Achimota School is married to Nana Konadu Agyeman and has three daughters – Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina – and a son, Kimathi.

Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development addressing participants

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has resorted to the use of drones to monitor and clamp down on illegal fishing in the country’s waters.

The technology, which will be part of a robust surveillance system, will also help to track foreign vessels that are operating illegally in Ghanaian waters.

The sector Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, disclosed this at a national stakeholders’ forum held in Accra yesterday.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has tasked members of the Judiciary to execute their work flawlessly to command the respect of the people.

“It is critical for the growth of our nation that we have a Judiciary that commands the respect of the people by the nature of its delivery of justice, as well as by the comportment of its judges. It is vitally important that we have judges who are honest, possess integrity and a sound knowledge of the law.”

These were the words of the President Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, when he swore into office the new Chief Justice of the Republic, Justice Sophia Akuffo, on Monday, 19th June, 2017, at the Banquet Hall of the State House.