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26.05.2007 General News

Swaziland's Attorney General visits Elmina

By GNA

Prince David Dlamini, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Swaziland on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, Omanhen of Edinaman traditional Area, at his palace, at Elmina.

Prince Dlamini, who is also a Prince of Swaziland, is in the country to attend the 41st Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights Summit, which started on May 16 and scheduled to end on May 30.

The visit was at the invitation of the Omanhen whom he met on Wednesday at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General (MJA-G) in Accra where he invited him to Elmina to "breathe the fresh air of the countryside".

Prince Dlamini was accompanied by Mr Promise Msibi, Counsellor at the Embassy of Ethiopia to Swaziland with oversight responsibilities to Ghana, some staff of MJA-G in Accra, Ms Mercy Arhin, Cape Coast Municipal Chief Executive, representing Nana Ato Arthur, Central Regional Minister and some staff of the Cape Coast Municipal and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo district assemblies.

Prince Dlamini described the visit as worthwhile, in view of the "love at first sight" shown to him by the chief and his elders, the serene nature of the town and the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in it.

He commended the traditional drumming and dancing group, which put up a performance to entertain him and his entourage and said he was impressed with what he saw about the culture of the people of the area.

Prince Dlamini expressed gratitude to the Omanhen and his elders for the invitation and their gesture and assured him that he would visit the town again when he comes back to the country for the forth-coming African Union Heads of State Summit.

Nana Conduah described Elmina as a peaceful town just as Ghana, which was also a peaceful country and called on other African states to emulate Ghana and ensured that peace also prevailed in their countries, stressing that, there could not be any meaningful development in a place without peace.

He commended the Minister for honouring his invitation and invited him again to visit the town and partake in this year's celebration of "Bakatue Festival" of the chiefs and people of Edinaman Traditional Area, which takes place on Tuesday July 3.

Prince Dlamini and his entourage also visited the Elmina Slave Castle.

Source: GNA

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