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Photos: Becca Wows Guests At Commonwealth Day Event

Ghanaian afropop singer Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, known mononymously as Becca wowed guests with a great performance to mark the Commonwealth Day celebrations in Ghana.

Backed by a pianist on a grand piano at the British Council, Becca delivered a silky-laden performance of Ghana’s national anthem to rapturous applause.

Some of the dignitaries included the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker; Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, and Head of the Commonwealth Office for the Africa region, John Apea.
Other high-profile guests who attended the event were Sam Okudzeto, Member of the Council of State; Justice VCRAC Crabbe, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana; Andrew Barnes, Australia High Commissioner to Ghana, Rev. Sam Korankye-Ankrah who is the Vice-President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Christian Council; Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, former Minister of Education in Ghana, and Mina Mensah Head of the Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative were in attendanc.

The British council auditorium was filled to capacity with guests and students, some of whom were presented with certificates in recognition of excellence in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition Essay competition.

Students from the Ghana International School simulated a very engaging Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where a resolution banning the use of plastics was discussed. 

This year, the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will be held in London. Under the theme ‘Toward a Common Future’, 53 independent Heads of Government will meet to address key global challenges and agree on how to work together for the welfare and common good of its 2.4 billion citizens.

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