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Prince Charles’ visit should strengthen UK-Ghana ties -Prez

botchway November 5, 2018


By Maxwell Ofori      .

President Akufo-Addo wants the visit of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, to Ghana to scale up the trade relations between both countries.

The President, who lamented the decline in trade between Ghana and the United Kingdom, also referred to previous ties that had existed between the two countries, which were fruitful.

President Akufo-Addo was addressing the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the Ceremonial Room of the Jubilee House, when they paid a courtesy call on him as part of their four-day visit to Ghana.

He assured the heir apparent to the British throne and his team that the nation will put its best foot forward to ensure that their first visit to Ghana is a memorable one.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Ghana on Friday November 2, 2018. 

He was met at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye.

He was then driven through the principal streets of Accra to Jubilee House, where he inspected a Guard of Honour, interspersed with a 19-gun salute. He is expected to leave Ghana tomorrow. While in Ghana, the British royals visited the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace where a durbar was held in their honour.

On Sunday November, 4, 2018, the Prince of Wales attended a Thanksgiving Service at the Ridge Church, Accra, and later visited the Osu Castle the same day.

Prince Charles will today give a public lecture at the Accra International Conference Centre, after which he will visit Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, with his wife.

President Akufo-Addo will later in the evening host a State Banquet at Jubilee House in his honour.

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