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A colourful durbar has been held in honour of the visiting Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, by the chiefs and people of Ngleshie Alata (Jamestown British Accra) in Accra.

Prince Edward was in the country to present the Head of State Awards to young Ghanaians who had successfully participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Scheme.

The Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata, Obrempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, expressed his gratitude to the prince for his visit, which he said was an indication of the strong bond between the United Kingdom and Ngleshie Alata.

He thanked the United Kingdom for its contribution to the development of the Ngleshie Alata community.

The British High Commission and Just Ghana Limited, an NGO, recently donated 57 desktop computers to three basic schools in the community.

Nii Kojo Ababio said the relationship with Ngleshie Alata dated back to 1675 when the British Government built the James Fort and the area became their permanent home on account of its strategic position.

The Duke was accompanied by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Jon Benjamin, the Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Foundation, Lord Paul Boateng, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuiye.

As part of his tour, he was hosted at a reception at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

Among the people who attended the reception were Paa Quency Adu, President of the National Union of Ghana students (NUGS), and Yvonne Okoro, an actress. The earl is the youngest child of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Source: Daily Graphic

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