Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England has paid a courtesy call on President Akufo Addo at the Flagstaff House.
Princess Anne visited the President of the Republic on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 as part of her two-country visit to West Africa.
The visit, the third to Ghana, will be used to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
It also created an opportunity for the Princess and President Nana Akufo-Addo to discuss ways to strengthen Ghana’s friendship with the United Kingdom (UK).
A number of issues about how to enhance access to education for the country’s children were also discussed.
The Royal Princess is expected to also pay a visit to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who would host a reception for guests, including former President Kufour.
Prior to her visit, British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin issued a statement indicating the visit to also focus on mpowering women who act as role models for others, exploring the importance of support for girls, female education and entrepreneurs in delivering Ghana’s future.
“She will pay a visit to an award-winning enterprise, benefiting from a DFID programme called ENGINE, which has so far supported 49 micro and small enterprises across a range of sectors, from indigenous cosmetic products (such as black soap and shea butter) to environmentally friendly and sustainable bamboo bicycles frames,” the statement read.
Touching on the educational benefits of the visit, the statement said the Royal Princess will interact with students in remote schools in the Greater Accra Region through an innovative distance learning programme – delivered by the Varkey Foundation (a non-profit organisation established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world in bringing quality education to thousands of children in rural areas through funding from the UK.
She will meet young girls and women who are members of CAMA Girls’ Alumni Network – a UK-funded, non-profit organisation that supports young girls to go to school and empowers young women to step up as leaders of change.
The Princess will also visit local operators of some of the charities and NGOs, of which she is patron, including VSO International and Opportunity International UK.