Ghana Consulate Visit to Worcester, MA

Diasporian News of Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Source:Divine Enterprise and Tours

As part of the consular services extension to Ghanaian communities closed to the New York City area, the Ghana Consulate of New York extended its premier visa outreach program to Worcester, MA on September 7, 2007.

The embassy led by its able Consulate General of Ghana to the United States, Mr. Obeng Djan Busia arrived with his team to Worcester, MA on Friday morning, September 7, 2007. The team was met at the office of Divine Enterprise and Tours located at 241 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 by CEO, Mr. Kobina Gyedu (aka Agya) and Joe Eiwuley, the Managing partner.

Divine Enterprise and Tours is a Ghanaian-based business in Worcester. Divine operates a travel agency that carters to the immigrant Ghanaian and African communities in New England area (MA, CT, RI, NH, ME). It also offers office services, money transfer, fax/copy/scan facilities and is a notary public.

Mr. Busia and his team came to Worcester to assist Ghanaians and naturalized Ghanaian-Americans who need passport services (new, renewal, etc) and visa. The team answered all questions that were of interest to Ghanaian residents. Some of the questions dwelled on the pros and con of dual-citizenship, political and economic issues and current state of affairs with the coming presidential elections in Ghana.

The visa services started promptly at 12:00 PM and lasted to the evening hours. Even with the publicity of the consular services announcement at Ghanaian-based churches, funerals and outdooring unfortunately many Ghanaian missed this golden opportunity because of work and time schedule conflicts. The consulate has promised to return at a scheduled date in October to continue this service.

Divine Enterprise opened its office to the consulate and offered first-of-its kind service to the Ghanaian community. At another scheduled date in October, the CEO of Divine Enterprise and Tours, Mr. Kobina Gyedu strongly promised that he will do his best to publicize this golden opportunity to all Ghanaians residents in the New England area.

Divine Enterprise and Tours in April 2007 started a new business concern, Divine Air Cargo Services. Divine Air has weekly cargo service from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City to Accra Kotoka Airport through Luxemborg. All cargo promptly leaves JFK and arrives in Accra weekly (in on Monday morning in Worcester, arrival in Accra the following Monday).

Divine Air can be contacted at (508) 797-9133 (M-F 9:30AM - 6:30PM; Saturday 9:30AM - 4:00PM) or Joe @508-367-8280 and Agya @774-696-6174. All cargo and freight handling services in Accra are handled by S and A Freight Handlers, Kotoka Airport, Accra. Contact Mr. Sam Anaglate @011233 21141409 or @011233 2182070.

As part of Divine's business strategy, we welcome shippers, manufacturers, businesses who are need of merchandise from the United States to either contact Divine in the USA or Mr. Anaglate in Accra. Divine will ship all cargo from all destinations in the United States to Accra and many African countries. Divine is interested in forming partnership with agents and Ghanaian established companies from major cities with international airports in the United States.

Divine established its first agency partnership with Ghana Shipping Services Limited, 8000 Hillcroft Street, Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77029 in August 2007 to cater to Ghanaian residents in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Contact Mr. Emmanuel Annor (713) 726-1026 or 713-526-1087. Divine Air as part of its business strategy in 2008, will weekly shipment of cargo from all regions of the United States to Ghana and many cities on the African continent. Divine Enterprise and Tours is a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) certified Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) and known shipper to Cargolux International, Delta Airlines and the Sky Team.

The Consulate will visit Worcester, MA on October 6, 2007

Source: Divine Enterprise and Tours, 241 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605; e-mail: [email protected]

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