Hajia Alima Mahama has been serving as Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States since June of 2021. She is the nation’s first female ambassador to the United States.
Ambassador Mahama has been involved in the Ghanian government for decades and has been a longtime advocate of women’s rights and gender equality.
Prior to her appointment as Ambassador to the United States, Mahama served as a member of Parliament and Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from 2017 to 2021. She was also a member of Parliament and Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs from 2005 to 2009.