Guyana News: Ghanaian President arrives to 21-gun salute – Updated

A full military welcome greeted Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at approximately 12.44 am today, June 11, 2019.

As the President descended the aircraft, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) commenced a 21-Gun Salute and the Flag of the Republic of Ghana was unfurled, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.           

He was then introduced to President David Granger. Following this, the Ghanaian leader was introduced to Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Patrick West and Commissioner of Police, Leslie James.

He then inspected the Guard of Honour before introducing members of his delegation to President Granger.

Also present to welcome the Ghanaian President were Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Ministers of Government and other state officials, DPI said.

Info on GHANA below:

Flag of Ghana

Flag of Ghana

GHANA – Wikipedia

Ghana (/ˈɡɑːnə/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.[11]

The first permanent state in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.[12] Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana’s current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. It became independent of the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957.[13][14][15]

Ghana’s population of approximately 30 million[16] spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.




Ghanaian President conferred with Order of Excellence

President David Granger (left) yesterday conferred Guyana’s highest national award, The Order of Excellence upon Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana (Department of Public Information photo)

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was yesterday awarded the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, for his support of the rights of developing states, among other labours.

The Order of Excellence, the highest National Award, and one usually awarded for service to country which has significantly improved the lives of citizens and communities, was awarded to the dignitary during a State luncheon held in his honour, at the Baridi Benab, State House.

Akufo-Addo is in Guyana for a two-day State visit to Guyana.


President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo laid a floral tribute to the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement

The Non-Aligned Monument was unveiled by Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana, in honour of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, Josef Tito of Yugoslavia; Jawaharlal Nehru of India; Julius Nyerere of Tanzania; and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.


Photo: President of Ghana. Nana Afufo-Addo Lays a floral tribute to the founders of the Non- Aligned Movement on June 11, 2019.
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