Hon.Kelvin Hopkins,UK Labour Party MP for Luton North,hosted Ghanaians with their splendid kente cloth to meet 2016 London Mayoral Candidates at the Houses of Parliament at Portcullis House in Westminster,Central London,UK,JOSEPH AFRANE reporting.
The event started at 6pm with opening prayers with both Ghana and their colonial masters Britain national anthems were sung by Opera Singer, Mr Nino with a standing ovation from the well – attended audience at the forum.
After the two nations anthems were sung,the event host,Mr Kwaku Owusu Frimpong of Rainbow radio and Vox of Africa TV,announced the theme for the event:”Can London Mayoral candidates enable trade between Ghana and the UK by enabling Ghanian to develop their raw materials locally with technology transfer from the UK and Mr Owusu Frimpong welcomed each and everyone at the forum as well as introduced all the speakers with the absence of H.E. Victor Smith – Ghana High Commissioner to the UK & Ireland who was represented by Mr Kofi Addo,the Mission’s Minister Counsellor/Head of Trade & investment Section.
The event was graced with Mayoral Candidates Speakers among them were Labours Gareth Thomas,Christian Wolmar and Tom Chance of Green Party as well as George Dokimakis of Labour Party.
Other High Profile Speakers at the event were Maria Lovell,Founder & CEO of Ghana Society who were part of the sponsors with the collaboration Africa Secretariat,Nana Ayebea II,MBE,Queen mother,Publisher, Mr Anthony Ayakwah,Economic Policy & Agro Processor Consultant and Mr Forz Khan,Barrister who spoke about the development of African raw materials and the role of Political Policies.
The well – attended event which was graced with Politicians,Businessmen including Mr Frank Akuffo, Managing Director of First African Remittances Ltd in London,UK,Lawyers,Musicians including Kwaku Nyame, Nhyira Blessed and Nino Ghanaian Opera Singer,Chiefs and QueenMothers as well as Miss Tourism UK.
This historic event in Ghana & Africa spectrum as a whole, was covered by media houses including Mr Joseph Afrane of World Today Press in London,UK,A Klass Photography and Mr Hayford Kessely,Editor of Tourism in Ghana international magazine, ended with refreshment and networking among the audiences at forum in Westminster Palace in London,UK.