I am very pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Ghana from this evening as part of a two-country visit to West Africa that also encompasses Sierra Leone.
This visit, The Princess Royal’s third to Ghana, will celebrate the unique friendship between the UK and Ghana as it marks its 60th Anniversary of Independence. It will also reinforce the strength and depth of our bilateral relations.
Ghana is marking its 60th Anniversary with themes of reflection, celebration, challenge and togetherness. Its partnership with the UK embodies just that – built on deep social and cultural ties and a shared future. It is therefore fitting that The Princess Royal’s visit will mix tradition and modernity as she meets His Excellency The President, Nana Akufo-Addo at Flagstaff House, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II at the Royal Palace in Kumasi and hosts a reception with guests from different walks of Ghanaian society, including His Excellency former President Kufuor.
The Princess Royal will undertake a wide-ranging programme that builds on her previous visits in 1998 and 2011. It focuses on empowering women who act as role models for others, exploring the importance of support for girls, female education and entrepreneurs in delivering Ghana’s future. She will pay a visit to an award winning enterprise, benefiting from a DFID programme called ENGINE, which has so far supported 49 micro and small enterprises across a range of sectors, from indigenous cosmetic products (such as Black Soap and Shea Butter) to environmentally friendly and sustainable bamboo bicycles frames. The Princess Royal will experience first-hand the challenges micro and small enterprises face but also what is possible with the right determination and help.
By: H.E. Jon Benjamin (British High Commissioner)
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