|Ghana has opened a new consulate Office in Glasgow|
|Friday, 26 March 2010 11:32|
Ghana has opened a new Honorary Consulate office in Glasgow to facilitate visa and consular functions. It is estimated that there are about 4, ooo Ghanaians resident in Scotland, half of whom are known to be professionals.
Ghana high Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Professor Kweku Danso Boafo, presented the instrument of accreditation to Dr. Charles Amatey Aryiku, a Ghanaian medical practitioner resident in Scotland. He latter unveiled a plaque to commemorate the occasion at a colorful flag raising ceremony.
Prof. Danso Boafo said that the high commission was aware of the increasing demands in consular and welfare services in Scotland. He Said, “It is therefore, our expectation that the commissioning of this Honorary Consulate will succeed in bringing consular and other services to the doorsteps of Ghanaian community here.”
His Excellency recounted the existing cooperation between the two countries and noted that it had help Ghana to build a well- endowed human resources base "that is required to face the challenges of nation building."
The two countries over the years have enjoyed good trade and diplomatic relations, which have seen a number of fruitful exchange programs for medical experts, The Girls’ Guild, students and many others.
The new and first Honorary Consul-General, Dr. Charles Amartey Aryiku, said he was aware of the aims and objectives of establishing the consulate and pledged his commitment and dedication to ensure that government objectives were met.
He said “I am proud to have the opportunity to contribute in my small way at this stage in our national development and to help strengthen the links between Scotland and Ghana. Dr. Aryiku noted.
He therefore expressed the hope that Ghana and the United Kingdom, in particular Scotland will continue to enjoy a lasting and fruitful cooperation help address issues affecting them.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow Rt. Honorable Bob Winters observed the long standing relationship between Ghana and Scotland and expressed the delight that Glasgow is to have its very own representative from the Ghanaian high Commission.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of high ranking politics in Scotland, members of the diplomatic corps and the Ghanaian communities in Scotland and in England and Wales.
Source: Zuwera Ibrahimah (Information Officer, Ghana High Commission,London)