Canada-Ghana Business Networking Luncheon
The Governor General and Canadian delegates will attend a business luncheon focusing on trade relations between Canada and Ghana. The working luncheon will be attended by over 120 Ghanaian business representatives, composed primarily of Canadian-based firms or their representatives, important partners of Canada, senior members of the Canada-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, and Ghanaian government agencies. On this special occasion, the Governor General and His Excellency Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, will speak about the economic ties between Canada and Ghana to business leaders from both countries who are involved in Ghana's growing economy.
Ballroom 1, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
OPEN TO MEDIA-Speeches only
Panel Discussion at the University of Ghana
Upon his arrival, His Excellency will be welcomed by Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, for a panel discussion on 'Education and the Role of Higher Institutions in Promoting Economic Advancement and Development.' The Governor General will deliver a speech on the intersection of education, innovation and the economy to academics, administrators, university students and NGOs that specialize in education and development.
The speech will be followed by a discussion with Canadian and Ghanaian panellists, moderated by the Honourable Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, Minister of Education. The event will take place at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has recently provided funding to the ISSER through the Think Tank Initiative to support the research project Gender and Enterprise Development in Africa: A Cross-Country Comparative Study.
The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest public university in the country. Its mission is to develop world-class leaders and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. For more information, visit www.ug.edu.gh.
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana
OPEN TO MEDIA
Visit to the Kathy Knowles Osu Community Library by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston
In 1990, Canadian Kathy Knowles read from a basket of books to six children in her garden in Accra. Two years later, she transformed a 40-foot shipping container into a permanent library for children. The project was such a success that the Osu Children's Library Fund has since built seven large libraries in Greater Accra and supports more than 200 initiatives in Ghana and beyond.
During the visit, Her Excellency will meet with children who benefit from this free literacy program and will present a gift of Canadian books that have won the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature text and illustration. At 4:30 p.m., the Governor General will join her for storytime with the children. For more information, visit www.osuchildrenslibraryfund.ca.
PHOTO OP-Official photographers only
State Dinner Hosted by the President of the Republic of Ghana
Their Excellencies will attend a State dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Ghana. The Governor General and the President will deliver speeches on this occasion.
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