By:  Ellis                                             S.R. No. 183
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pride in
    1-3  recognizing His Excellency Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Ambassador of the
    1-4  Republic of Ghana to the United States of America, on the occasion
    1-5  of his visit to Houston on February 23 and 24, 1995; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, Ambassador Spio-Garbrah is serving as the keynote
    1-7  speaker at the Greater Houston Partnership luncheon where he
    1-8  will be discussing his perspective on Houston and Ghana business
    1-9  opportunities; and
   1-10        WHEREAS, A man of exceptional intelligence and many talents,
   1-11  His Excellency Ekwow Spio-Garbrah obtained an honors degree in
   1-12  English language and literature from the University of Ghana, Legon,
   1-13  and attended graduate school in journalism and communication; he
   1-14  earned a master's degree in international affairs with distinction
   1-15  from Ohio University and studied international banking and finance
   1-16  at New York University and international business-government
   1-17  relations at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service;
   1-18  and
   1-19        WHEREAS, He was a top executive in the advertising industry
   1-20  in Ghana and hosted popular national radio and television current
   1-21  affairs programs before coming to the United States in 1978; and
   1-22        WHEREAS, Prior to his appointment as ambassador, he served as
   1-23  Head of Communication at the African Development Bank, the $33
    2-1  billion multilateral financial institution owned by 52 African
    2-2  countries and 24 non-African nations; his responsibilities included
    2-3  directing the bank's global communication strategy planning, program
    2-4  development and implementation, and external and media relations
    2-5  activities; and
    2-6        WHEREAS, The ambassador has counselled major international
    2-7  banks and financial institutions on their international lending,
    2-8  market penetration, and investor relations strategies and programs;
    2-9  and
   2-10        WHEREAS, A universally recognized expert in his field,
   2-11  Ambassador Spio-Garbrah has received numerous well-deserved
   2-12  accolades for his academic excellence, his superior professional
   2-13  performance, and his outstanding leadership abilities; now,
   2-14  therefore, be it
   2-15        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-16  74th Legislature, hereby commend His Excellency Ekwow Spio-Garbrah
   2-17  on his remarkable expertise and accomplishments and extend to him
   2-18  hospitality and a warm welcome on his visit to Texas; and, be it
   2-19  further
   2-20        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him
   2-21  as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
   2-22                               ______________________________________
   2-23                                       President of the Senate
   2-24                                    I hereby certify that the above
   2-25                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-1                               on February 9, 1995.
    3-2                               ______________________________________
    3-3                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-4                               ______________________________________
    3-5                                        Member, Texas Senate