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Ghana Marks Europe Day in Accra with Green Reception and Exhibition

10/05/2019 - 13:58
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The European Union (EU) in Ghana, this year commemorated Europe Day under a Green Theme to send a strong message on the EU's commitment to protect the environment and to fight against climate change.

Proposal of toast at Europe Day reception in Accra

Europe Day is held on 9 May every year to celebrate peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of Robert Schuman's Declaration in 1950, where he projected his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.

Schuman's vision was to create an European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

Ambassdor Diana Aconcia delivers Europe Day speech in Accra
Ambassdor Diana Aconcia delivers Europe Day speech in Accra

Head of the European Union Delegation to Ghana, H. E. Ambassador Diana Acconcia, delivered a speech to mark the day, proposing a toast to Ghana.

Find attached the Speech by the Ambassador Acconcia

Ghana's Minister Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng delivers his speech
Ghana's Minister Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng delivers his speech

Honourable Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Ghana's Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, responded to the toast after delivering a message on behalf of the Government of Ghana.

Find attached the Speech by the Minister.

Bamboo bike on exhibition
Bamboo bike on exhibition

Europe Day was marked with a Green Exhibition of recycled, re-used and recovered resources to emphasis the commitment to protect the environment.

It showcased Ghanaian artists and artisans that work on recycled art from plastics, paper, electronic waste, and other re-used materials into different forms: painting, sculpture, design and installations.

To show that protecting the environment is good in taste, the Delegation also served organic food, sustainable and locally sourced.

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