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Takoradi Christmas City Project Gains Momentum with UK High Commission Engagement

In a bid to elevate the prominence of the Takoradi Christmas City Project on the global stage, Mr. Charles Cobbina, the driving force behind the initiative as the Project lead, recently embarked on a significant visit to top officials in the United Kingdom. The purpose of his visit was to garner support and establish partnerships ahead of this year’s event.

During his visit, Mr. Cobbina met with esteemed personalities, including H.E. Rita Iddi, the Deputy High Commissioner; Mr. Peprah Appretwum, the Consular; Joana Nyarko-Mensah Adika, Minister-Counsellor for Political and Economic Affairs; and Chris Obeng, Minister for Consular & Welfare.

The rendezvous commenced with a warm welcome from H.E. Rita Iddi, the Deputy High Commissioner, who expressed her delight at the attention the Christmas City Project has drawn to the Western Region and Sekondi-Takoradi. She fondly recalled her earlier days at Holy Child Training College, reminiscing about witnessing the captivating masquerade floats in the Sekondi area. H.E. Iddi emphasized the potential of the project in opening doors globally and assured her commitment to placing it at the forefront of their agenda. She eagerly anticipated an event hosted in London or elsewhere in the UK.

Mr. Cobbina took the opportunity to present a comprehensive 10-minute PowerPoint presentation detailing the historical motivation behind the Christmas City Project. He expounded on the essence of this initiative, elucidating on the upcoming plans for this year’s event. His objective in the UK visit was to forge partnerships and export the rich Ghanaian culture, specifically focusing on the masquerade agenda. He sought the support of the High Commission machinery to solidify the project as a reputable brand and a significant selling point.

As a gesture of appreciation and a symbol of collaboration, Mr. Cobbina presented the Deputy High Commissioner with the 2023 uniform and cups donated by the Iron Fighters Masquerade Club.

The Consular, Mr. Peprah Appretwum, contributed to the discussions by proposing activities catered to Ghanaian children born in the UK. He highlighted the importance of connecting these youngsters with their cultural heritage, ensuring they recognize the beauty and resilience of their roots.

The engagement with UK top officials proved promising, indicating a growing interest and commitment to amplifying the Takoradi Christmas City Project. Mr. Cobbina’s strategic efforts to cultivate partnerships and showcase Ghana’s vibrant culture have set the stage for a global celebration that transcends borders and generations.

Find below the activities outlined for this year’s event where over 20,000 people are expected to participate in the colourful ceremony.

Nene Odompleh
Nene Odomplehhttp://www.the1957news.com
The founder of the1957News, a Ghanaian news and entertainment website. He has years of experience in online publishing and content creation and has built a successful online news agency through apt content coverage, timely reporting, and attention to accuracy.
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