High Commissioner visits trail-blazing British-Ghanaian businesses

Madam Harriet Thompson (right) and Rev Dr Mensah Otabil in group photograph during the visit
Madam Harriet Thompson (right) and Rev Dr Mensah Otabil in group photograph during the visit

Madam Harriet Thompson, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, and Madam Jasmine Griffiths, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Diaspora, have visited trail-blazing British-Ghanaian businesses in Ghana to work with them to grow opportunities and partnerships.

A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra, copied to the Ghana News Agency said the duo have spent the first six months of 2022 visiting some “British-Ghanaian movers and shakers working across the country’s business community.”

They visited the Shell Foundation, a UK charity supporting Freezelink, a Ghanaian temperature-controlled transport and warehousing company founded by Mr Owusu Akoto, and the Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD), housing books by writers of African, African American, Caribbean, Black European, Afro-Latin, and Indigenous descent.

The rest were Izzy Obeng at Foundervine, an international training consultancy, which made it onto Forbe’s 30 list of Social Impact 2022; and Zeepay, one of Ghana’s fastest growing Fintechs, among others.

The statement said the British High Commission had long championed the work of British-Ghanaians, which increased after Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Ghana in 2018.

It said the Mission worked closely with the Diaspora Affairs Office of the President and the Ministry of Tourism during the Year of Return and Beyond the Return initiative and continued to partner with Diaspora-led events such as Tech in Ghana, Afronation and Afrochella.

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