It was a blend of traditional,cultural and business interactions as the entire members of the Osu traditional council received a delegation from the Norwegian Embassy on Tuesday 24th of April.
His Excellency Gunnar Andreas Holm, the Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana paid a courtesy call on the Osu traditional council led by the Paramount chief Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI who is also the president of the greater Accra regional house of chiefs.
The gathering which was held at the Osu palace was centred on traditional , cultural and business opportunities yet to be exploited by the two factions.
Addressing the gathering Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI revealed that his main priority is educating all the children of school going age in and around the Osu community.
I have formed an educational committee to stir the affairs of making this dream a reality he remarked.
“I have also introduced various Award schemes to entice and encourage the young people to embrace my educational policies which includes Technical, Vocational training and Artisanship”.
Touching on tourism, the prominent chief emphasized how TOURISM can be a powerful tool capable of transforming an entire community by creating jobs and several other opportunities for development.
“I had meeting with the minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and other stakeholders to incorporate a museum of antique”.
Nii Kinka also proposed for a collaborated efforts from the stools, embassies and the government for an accelerated development
Concluding his remarks,the Paramount chief enthused he feels very honoured for this particular visit due to the history between the people of Osu and Norway.
Osu lands,the most primed in the country hosts the seat government, several national institutions,prominent businesses and historical sites including the Christianborg castle and the Usher Fort.
The Ambassador His Excellency Gunnar Andreas Holm in a brief statement reiterated the importance of his visit touching on the existence of mutual understanding between Ghana and Norway dating back from over two hundred and fifty years and expressed his gratitude to the Paramount chief and the traditional council for the warm reception and called for deepened mutual collaboration in the future.
Mrs. Hilda Rosberg the wife of the ambassador was also grateful to the Paramount chief as she received a gift of Kente cloth, Ahenemaa and other traditional ornaments.
A member of the delegation Mr Fred Pappoe,an advisor to Norwegian Embassy in Ghana thanked the entire traditional council members for their wonderful reception.