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Top UK Minister visits Ghana to strengthen ties

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UK’s Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds is today October 10, 2012 expected to be in Ghana , on a trip aimed at expanding the commercial ties between the two countries.

A statement issued by the UK High Commission in Accra says the Boston and Skegness Member of Parliament will meet with Ghana’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Chris Kpodo and other high ranking ministers, political leaders and members of the business community.

“The key themes of the visit are to improve and promote commercial ties between the UK and Ghana, as part of the wider UK-Ghana bilateral relationship, and to encourage Ghana’s continued progress along its current positive democratic and economic paths,” the statement said.

Mr Simmonds is expected to visit Trashy Bags , an eco-friendly business that turns commercial plastic waste material into useful and stylish bags and accessories.

Mark Simmonds who first entered the UK Parliament in 2001, has already made a similar visit to Kenya and Somalia.

By Ekow Quandzie

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