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03.11.2008 General News

Trinidad president begins 4-day visit to Ghana

By African Press Agency

The head of state of the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Prof. George Maxwell Richards, arrived in Ghana on Monday to begin a four-day tour of the West African country, APA learnt here.

President Richards arrived with a 10-man delegation, including his wife Mrs Richards, on the invitation of President John Agyekum Kufuor.

Prof. Richards will hold bilateral talks with President Kufuor at the Osu Castle, seat of the Government on Monday.

After that, he will pay a courtesy call on the Paramount chief of the Ga State, Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Tawiah, the overlord of the capital city, Accra.

The Trinidadian president is also expected to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, where a durbar will be held by Asanteman (Asante state) in his honour.

On Wednesday, Prof. Richards will visit Cape Coast and Elmina Castle dungeons which served as Slave storage points in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

On Thursday, he will meet the Caribbean community and visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra before he returns home.