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Business News of Sunday, 30 September 2018

Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

Prince of Wales visit to Ghana will boost agricultural - Government

One of the benefits Ghana will get after the planned visit of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles on 2 November 2018 is agricultural support from the Government of the United Kingdom (UK), according to statement from Ghana's Jubilee House

President Akufo-Addo has revealed the Prince will attend a meeting with Ghanaian and International business leaders to discuss sustainable practices in Ghana’s cocoa industry and key environmental issues.

A statement from Clarence House, the official residence of the Prince, Prince Charles, who he has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, first visited Ghana in March 1977 to attend the Golden Jubilee of Achimota School, formerly ‘The Prince of Wales College,’ and a durbar in his honour in Kumasi by His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Opoku Ware II.

Ahead of this visit the statement quoted President Akufo-Addo as saying “I welcome The Prince of Wales very warmly back to Ghana, a country he knows well. He is an old friend of our country, and we look forward to receiving him, as his visit will renew and strengthen the bonds of friendship between the United Kingdom and Ghana.”

According to President Akufo -Addo, the visit will highlight the UK’s warm and enduring relationship with Ghana and the breadth of dynamic contemporary partnership and shared values.

Prince Charles is expected to be accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who are both embarking on a tour of Africa to deepen the British Monarch’s historical ties with its former colonies, including Ghana

On arrival in Accra, Their Royal Highnesses will be welcomed at Jubilee House by His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo and Her Excellency. The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Their Royal Highnesses will visit Kumasi to meet His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Ashantehene at the Manhyia palace. The Prince and The Duchess will attend a traditional durbar or procession at the palace with the Ashantehene and local chiefs. In all, Their Royal Highnesses will spend four days in Ghana.