The office of the Honorary Consul of Ghana in Houston could evolve into a full consulate if current plans proceed uninterrupted according to Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
An announced replacement of long-time Honorary Consul Jack Webb raised concern within the Ghanaian community in Houston and surrounding areas that the office was going to shut down.
But DNT can exclusively report that not only would the honorary consulate be maintained, it may be upgraded into a full consulate to continue its good track record.
Ayorkor-Botchway praised the work that Jack and Diane Webb had done to provide efficient visa services not only for the southern sector of the United States but covering the entire country.
But all good things come to an end at some point and the task ahead, according to the Foreign Minister, is to make sure that the replacement is able to continue with the efficient services to travelers to Ghana
Jack Webb has been responsible in attracting over 500 companies to Ghana notable among them being Kosmos Energy which made the commercial quantity discovery of crude oil at the Jubilee Fields with George Owusu as Country Manager.
As Jack worked the business angle, his wife Diane supervised highly efficient same-day visa process that attracted traffic as high as 40 visas issued per day on average.
DNT News, Accra