The Honorary Consulate was set up in 2011 when Dr. Teye-Botchway was appointed as the Honourary Consul for the Republic of Ghana in Bermuda on the recommendation of then Governor of Bermuda. This appointment highlighted the significance of the contributions of Dr Teye-Botchway and people of other nationalities to the Bermuda community.
On his appointment, he was and still is the only diplomatic representation of any African country on the Island.
Since its formation, the Consulate has worked tirelessly to promote co-operation between the two countries and its people through economic development, trade, tourism and cultural exchanges and offered assistance to Government Departments in relation to any matters involving Ghana. It has also provided Consular assistance to Ghanaians in Bermuda and their families. Ghanaians here work for diverse organizations from Appleby, BMA, RenRe, ArielRe, Government, the Police Service, The Prisons Service, The Hospital Board, BELCO, Warwick Academy, Sompo International, KPMG, Clarion Bank to Bermuda College.
One key consular service is the issuance of Visas for travel to Ghana, which has led to a significant increase in the number of visits to Ghana by Bermudians. This has also spawned off interest in investment as well as Ghanaian culture.
There are now at least three known Bermudian designers who sell clothing that are entirely made from Ghanaian fabric and artefacts. An increasing number of Bermudians also own property in Ghana and are getting involved in various types of business enterprises in Ghana one of which is a Tikur Organic Farm which is a 30-acre mango farm in Senya Bereku.
The Consulate organizes annual Independence Day commemorations and organized a major one in 2017 to mark Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary. The event was held at the Police Recreational Club and was attended by the Deputy Governor Mrs Ginny Ferson and her husband, other Honourary Consuls and Hon. Craig Cannonier and wife as well as about over 200 guests. The event showcased what Ghana had to offer in terms of investment and tourism and its history. There was also a cultural troupe that performed a Guinean dance and also a fashion show by Lynelle Furbert, a Ghana-based Bermudian designer.
At the end of the event, guests were treated to an assortment of Ghanaian food which received very high reviews.
The Consulate has also organized events and regularly hosts receptions where a diverse cross-section of the Bermuda community are invited. The Consulate has also made presentations on Ghana at for a like Pecha Kucha and to Government Ministries. Some of these events have featured Bermudian dance and drumming groups that promote African Culture and Heritage. It has in diverse ways, promoted and supported a number of projects initiated by Bermudians with investments and interests in Ghana. One of these is the Ace It Foundation which is a registered NGO in Ghana with Quinton Sherlock as a Director.
In recognition of his services to Bermuda through the Honourary Consulate, Dr. Teye-Botchway was selected as a Marshall for the 2018 Bermuda Day Parade, to represent the African Community in Bermuda which he graciously accepted and participated in. In keeping with the responsibility of being the only African Consulate on the Island, the consulate seeks to and plays an active role in the African Community in Bermuda and was on hand to assist Mr Paul Njoroge when he, unfortunately, lost his family in the Ethiopian Airlines Crash. It also played a key role in organizing the first-ever Africans in Bermuda event on the 25th of May 2019 which was African Union Day.