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Partnership in progress - Defence cooperation between the UK and Ghana

UK's Defence activities in Ghana over the first quarter of 2017

Defence cooperation between the UK and Ghana remains an important part of the British High Commissions activity in country. On 17 May, a team from the UK’s 7th Infantry Brigade (The Desert Rats) arrived in Ghana eager to participate in Ex UNITED ACCORD. This was an excellent opportunity for the…

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Scottish Development International Trade Mission to visit Ghana

Scottish companies in the oil & gas sector to visit Ghana from the 19th - 23rd June, 2017

The Scottish Oil & Gas trade mission will be visiting Ghana from the 19th -23rd of June 2017. This visit provides an opportunity for Scottish businesses to access the local market conditions, and to look to potential local partners interested in enhancing their own offer by linking up with Scottish…

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Ghana Navy Officer awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for Training Excellence

A young Ghana Navy officer has been presented with an award by HRH the Duke of York for being the best amongst all International Officer Cadets

On Wed 12 April 2017, SLt. George Acquah of the Ghana Navy was presented with the prestigious Admiralty Prize by His Royal Highness the Duke of York , Prince Andrew at the Lord High Admiral’s Divisions’ Parade, which was conducted at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in the…

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UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy Adam Afriyie, MP visits Ghana

Adam Afriyie, Trade Envoy will be attending Ghana's inauguration as well as promote existing trade relations between Ghana & UK

On behalf of Her Majesty’s government, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie will attend the Inauguration of the Republic of Ghana’s President - elect Nana Akufo-Addo on January 7th 2017. His visit will strengthen and promote the existing trade relations between the two countries – putting…

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Commonwealth winners from Ghana to receive special award from Her Majesty The Queen

Announcement of the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Award winners from Ghana

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is today delighted to reveal that 3 young persons from Ghana who are part of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged…

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Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - UK to promote the Certified Actuarial Analyst Qualification (CAA) in Ghana

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will be visiting Ghana to promote their world class qualification and help Ghana build its actuarial capacity

Representatives from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) will be visiting Ghana on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2016 to meet a number of companies from the ‘financial services and other industries in Accra with the aim of promoting the actuarial profession and actuarial qualifications to…

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British High Commission Ghana marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

Remarks on international day for the elimination of violence against women and girls

This year the British High Commission through our Department for International Development (DFID) supported the launch of the Government of Ghana’s National Survey on Domestic Violence. The UK has had a long-standing and productive relationship with the Government of Ghana to progress its gender equality agenda. Tackling domestic violence has…

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A statement by the UK on peaceful elections in Ghana

British High Commission Accra's statement on peaceful elections in Ghana

The British Government expresses its concern at recent incidents of political violence in Ghana in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December. We condemn all violent acts by the supporters of any political party, including any occurring as a result of holding electoral campaign events close…

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Presentation of hearse to the Veterans Association of Ghana

The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League in London donates a new hearse to the Veterans Association of Ghana

On Tuesday November 1 2016, on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) based in the United Kingdom, the UK’s Defence Advisor to Ghana, Lt Col Simon Westlake RM, was extremely proud to be able to hand over to Commodore Obimpeh (Retired) of the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG),…

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UK's peace keeping efforts in the West African region

The UK contributes 5.8% of the UN’s total peacekeeping budget

The UK supports global peacekeeping operations through our financial commitment to the UN and increasingly through our commitment of personnel and equipment to UN peacekeeping operations. The UK contributes 5.8% of the UN’s total peacekeeping budget, equating to approximately $0.46 billion in 2016; this financial contribution supports the delivery of…