Ghana: Prince Charles says visit to city evokes fond times | AP entertainment

  • Ghana: Prince Charles says visit to city evokes fond times | AP entertainment

Ghana: Prince Charles says visit to city evokes fond times | AP entertainment

On Tuesday, Charles and Camilla arrived in Nigeria, where President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed them at the Presidential Villa.

"At Osu Castle on Saturday, it was especially important to me as indeed it was on my first visit there 41 years ago that I should acknowledge the most painful chapter of Ghana's relations with the nations of Europe, including the United Kingdom", Charles said.

The award was conferred on the Prince of Wales during a state dinner at the Jubilee House in honour of his visit to Ghana with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

"Some of the issues like the farmers/herders crisis are deep-rooted and are about the economy, land resource, climate change and cultural issues".

The Commonwealth has 53 member states who are all former colonists of Britain.

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has described Slave Trade as shameful and hopes it doesn't recur.

He has made three previous official visits to Nigeria in 1990, 1999 and 2006, although it is the first visit of the Duchess of Cornwall to the country. So it is about strengthening ties, particularly people-to-people ties.

The top diplomat said that other events lined up on the agenda of the visit would focus on culture, music, fashion, among others.

Prince Charles further urged countries to work to tackle the underlying causes which meant, among other things, establishing the proper price for carbon and addressing the polluter pays principles, underscoring the need for recyclable products, and incentives to address the issue of dumping of tons of plastic waste in the ocean.

"We need to empower young people through personal development programme, and skills training".

"There is a whole range of interests that he has and I think Nigeria is a wonderful place to come to because it brings together all of these interests".

In a busy day of engagements, the Prince also visited Kumasi market, where he saw a new building, partly funded by the United Kingdom, which will replace an expansive market of make-shift stalls where evil are fires put the lives of traders, and its one million daily shoppers, at risk.