Delegation to Accra November 2016

In November of 2016, Greater Columbus Sister Cities International took a trip to our sister city Accra, Ghana to experience the culture and create educational and economic connections for the city of Columbus.

Delegation arrived in Accra, Ghana on November 11th.

Delegation attended a church service on Sunday morning at Ghana Assemblies of God.

Delegation spoke to the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) about topics of shared values and sustainable capacity development.

Mayor Ginther of Columbus, Ohio and many others spoke to Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company focused on environmental sanitation in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

While visiting, the delegation also took a tour of a local waste management plant to explore economic and sustainable environmental development in the region.

Cape Coast Castle:

During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, upwards of 12 million were shipped out of Africa to supply labor for the new world from Cape Coast Castle. Delegation visited the spot to learn more about Ghanian history.

Achimota School:

Delegation visited local classrooms to speak to students about education.

Achimota School was founded in 1924 and has educated many heads of state.

Lastly, the delegation attended a reception and performance at the National Theater of Ghana.

Students from the Ohio University performed traditional Ghanaian dance, and which was choreographed by a local Ghanaian couple.

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