Ghanaian officials have celebrated the country’s 60th anniversary of Independence during visits to the UK and Canada
Ghanaian officials have celebrated the country’s 60th anniversary of Independence during visits to the UK and Canada.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, visited Downing Street to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May on November 20, 2017.
May offered her congratulations on the occasion and affirmed the UK’s wish to renew its partnership with Ghana as an independent Commonwealth state.
The two leaders discussed building on bilateral trade ties by encouraging more UK investment in Ghanaian industries.
They also highlighted the importance of the two countries’ co-operation on transnational security challenges such as counter-terrorism, organised crime and human trafficking.
The week before, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada Joseph Ayikoi Otoo visited the Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) headquarters in Vancouver, on November 17, 2017.
COL’s President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar welcomed the Commissioner and his delegation and briefed them on the organisation’s progress in member states and Ghana in particular.
They discussed initiatives and support implemented in universities, technical institutions and civil society organisations across the country to improve capacity in education, social services and skills-based employment.
The High Commissioner spoke on Ghana’s goal to partner with COL to develop skills learnt by farmers in rural Ghana and provide modern entrepreneurial skills for its graduates.
COL promised its continued provision of technical support and expertise to help Ghana meet its educational priorities.
Ghana became an independent state on March 6, 1957, becoming the first African country to gain Independence.
Following a general election, Kwame Nkrumah led the newly elected Assembly of Ghana to pass a motion demanding independence from Britain, which was accepted by the British government.
Formerly known as The Gold Coast, upon Independence it became officially known as the Republic of Ghana and joined as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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