General News of Saturday, 3 November 2018
Visiting Prince of Wales, Prince Charles today took a tour around the Christiansburg Castle in Osu and Jamestown a suburb of Accra as part of his five day visit to Ghana.
The Prince, who arrived in the country on Friday with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall was met at the airport by Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye, before being taken to the Ceremonial Room of the Jubilee House to interact with President Akufo-Addo.
Accompanied by some government officials and dignitaries, Prince Charles was taken round the once British-owned slave fort, which served as the seat of Ghana’s government for decades.
He is expected to meet with local policymakers to discuss possible renovation and reuse of the historic landmark.
On Sunday, November 4, the Prince of Wales and his wife will join the President for a Thanksgiving Service at Ridge Church in Accra.
He will also address a Public Lecture at the Accra International Conference Centre on Monday, November 5, 2018 before attending a State Banquet held in his honour by President Akufo-Addo.
The Banquet will be attended by senior dignitaries, British nationals, a cross-section of Ghanaians and prominent figures from the areas of business, arts, culture and the media.
The royals will depart Ghana on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
The visit by Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall forms part of a week tour of three West African countries that has already taken them to Gambia, and will end with a visit to Nigeria.
The tour will be used to celebrate some shared values and cultures between the United Kingdom and these countries, as well as throw the searchlight on a number of important commitments made by the Commonwealth Heads of Government during the last Commonwealth summit.