USAID rehabilitates Upper East regional house of chiefs office

The renovation of the Upper East regional house of chiefs office was financed by the US government for more than US$140,000

U.S ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E Palmer, joined Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday to inaugurate the rehabilitated Upper East Regional House of Chiefs office in Bolgatanga.

Other dignitaries present at the inauguration includes the Upper East regional minister, Stephen Yakubu, and the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Stephen Asamoah Boateng.

At the ceremony, ambassador Palmer said, “The U.S. government stands together with local partners in the Upper East to advance their goals of promoting peace, improving livelihoods, and increasing community well-being for more cohesive and resilient communities.”

The U.S. Agency for International Development provided more than US$140,000 of support to rehabilitate the Upper East House of Chiefs building, which forms part of the commitment to promoting community cohesion and peace and stability in Ghana.

As part of her two-day trip, ambassador Palmer also met with women traditional leaders, U.S. Embassy grantees and partners, alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, and other U.S. Government exchange programs.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

USAID’s activities and strategic partnerships support Ghana’s journey to self-reliance. Our work advances an integrated approach to development.  It promotes accountability, sustainable systems, and inclusive development.



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