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15.11.2019 General News

Barbados Minister To Address MPs Today

By News Desk
Barbados Minister To Address MPs Today
NOV 15, 2019 GENERAL NEWS

Ghana's Parliament will later today, Friday, host the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley.

She will address Parliament as part of her three-day visit to the country.

She is among other things in the country as part of the Year of Return festivities.

The time for parliamentary sitting today has been adjusted to make room for the address to Parliament.

Mia Amor Mottley, who arrived on Thursday, will also later hold bilateral discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

She will also be in Assin Manso for a durbar of chiefs to be held in her honour at the forecourt of the Assin Manso Ancestral River Site., visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and participate in the Damba Festival to be held in Yendi over the weekend.

Remains of an unknown enslaved African she brought with her would be buried at the Assin Manso River Site, the third of such remains to be buried at the site.

The Prime Minister's delegation also includes business leaders who are expected to meet their Ghanaian counterparts.

Mrs Barbara Oteng -Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, welcomed the Prime Minister on her arrival saying the nation’s tourism sector seeks to deepen its activities in the Carribean with Barbados as the gateway.

Mr Akwasi Agyeman, the Coordinator of the Year of Return and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, said the visit highlighted the importance of the Year of Return in the global African discussion.

Files from GNA contributed to this report

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