The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, on Wednesday, November 28, would pay a historic visit to the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, the two historic places that played significant roles in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, which saw thousands of Africans shipped to Europe and Americas to work in sugarcane plantations.
Dr Ralph Gonsalves, in the afternoon of Monday, arrived in Accra for a 5-day state visit to the country, and was received on arrival by the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Kotoka International Airport.
On Tuesday, November 27, Dr. Gonsalves held discussions with African Caribbean Personalities in Accra, performed a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, paid a visit to the George Padmore Library, and later paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra.
The visiting Prime Minister was expected to also hold discussions with the Senior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Dr Afriyie Owusu Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture and Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
On Wednesday November 28, which is today, Dr Gonsalves, would pay a historic visit to the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, the two historic places that played significant roles in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, which saw thousands of Africans shipped to Europe and Americas to work in sugarcane plantations.
The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines would on Thursday, November 29, pay a visit to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and later, hold a private discussion with former President John Agyekum Kufuor at his private residence in Accra.
Dr Gonsalves would also deliver a public lecture on the theme: “Rebuilding the African-Brazil-Caribbean Movement for Trade, Cultural and Diplomatic Enhancement and Reparation” at the main auditorium of the African University College of Communications (AUCC).
The Prime Minister is expected to departs Accra on Friday, November 29.