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19.01.2007 General News

Mayor Of London To Visit Ghana

By Daily Graphic
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The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr John Stuttard, will begin a five-day working visit to Ghana tomorrow to hold meetings with key players in the financial services and educational sectors.

His visit is aimed at promoting the importance of training and skills required within those sectors at the post-graduate level.

According to a release issued by the British High Commission in Accra, Mr Stuttard would be accompanied by three other British officials, namely, the Chief Commoner, Mr Gerald Pulman, a Chartered Accountant, Mr Charles Sinclair, and the Vice-Chairman of Standard Chartered Capital, Ms Ann Grant.

While in Ghana, Mr Stuttard will lead events on the “City of London - City of Learning” initiative and also learn about the financial services sector in Ghana.

He will also attend the launch of the British Council's Management Express Development programme in Accra and chair round-table meetings with key players in the educational and financial sectors.

Mr Stuttard will also launch his education, training and qualifications initiative in Ghana and the England-Africa Partnership Project between the University of Ghana and the University of East London.

He is the ambassador for the UK-based financial services industry and promotes the trillion-dollar financial service industry, whose core is the City of London “Square Mile” business district where more than 320,000 people are employed, with more than a million financial and business services workers across wider London.

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