The Ambassador made these remarks during her visit to the Volta Region to witness the Sixth Volta Trade and Investment Fair.
This year marked a record number of Ghanaian students studying in the United States, as highlighted by Madam Palmer.
The U.S. Embassy's visa officers handled 10,000 visa appointments over the summer, working to address visa backlogs and encouraging applicants not to be discouraged but to apply promptly.
Madam Palmer, attending a Sports Investment Summit and Awards as part of the Fair's activities, acknowledged Ghana's outstanding sports talents. She emphasized the importance of sports diplomacy and revealed that a professional sports liaison had been designated in the Embassy's visa section to facilitate exchanges.
Expressing excitement about developments in Volta, Madam Palmer emphasized her mission to explore opportunities in sports, the economy, trade, and investment. She stated, “I am here to see for myself what those opportunities are so that I can talk to my countrymen about that.”
The Sports Investment Summit also recognized personalities contributing to sports development in the region. Notable among them was Mr. Stephen Komla Hlordze, Co-Founder of Handball in Ghana.
Mr. Hlordze expressed his honor at being remembered and urged sports enthusiasts to strive for excellence in their field.