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The Embassy of Ghana

Contact

Address: Markgrafenstrasse 63, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: (+49) 30-54 71 49 0

Fax :(+49) 30-44 67 40 63

E-mail: chancery@ghanaemberlin.de

www.ghanaemberlin.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Gina Ama Blay

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Amb. Gina Ama Blay was appointed as ambassador of Ghana to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2017.

Amb. Gina Ama Blay is a Media and Public Relations professional with over 30 years of corporate work experience and company management roles. She began her career in 1981 as the Public Relations Officer of Prices & Incomes Board. She later moved to the Achimota Brewery Company Limited as the Public Relations Manager, where she edited and published the Brewery’s magazine, the ABC News.

Since 1992 Amb. Gina Ama Blay was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Western Publications Ltd. (WPL), publishers of the Daily Guide newspaper and other publications. Under her leadership, the company grew from a small family-run business to one of the largest media houses in Ghana, second only to the State-owned newspapers. In the course of her career, Ambassador Blay served on the Boards of several companies and organisations in Ghana, including the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Ghana Telecom, Ghana News Agency, the National Media Commission, and the World Association of Newspapers. She also chaired the Board of the Makola Marketing Company Limited, and was for ten years, President of the Private Newspapers Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG).

History

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Since the beginning of the country’s democratisation in 1992, German-Ghanaian relations have been very positive.

In terms of democratic principles, good governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights and maintaining domestic stability, Ghana compares well with other countries in the region. The official visits to Berlin by Ghanaian Foreign Minister Tetteh in October 2014 and President Mahama in January 2015, the participation of President Mahama in the German-African Business Summit and the OECD’s Africa Forum in Berlin in September 2015, testify to the intensification of relations between the two countries.

There is cooperation between the Federal Armed Forces and the Ghana Armed Forces. As part of peacekeeping and crisis prevention measures, Germany is engaged in efforts to develop and stabilise regional security structures, e.g. through the work of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), which was established in 2004 with German support.