It was a day of rich Ahanta culture and vibrant colors as top government officials from the Caribbean island of the Bahamas joined the chiefs and people of Ahanta to sign a memorandum of understanding between the cities of Nassau and Princess Town.
The ceremony took place in Agona-Nkwanta, the capital town of the Ahanta West Municipal Assembly.
The Bahamas, known as the gateway country to the Caribbean, aims to strengthen its relationship with Africa.
Extensive research conducted by the country has revealed that the majority of slave ships that initially arrived in the Bahamas originated from Princess Town in Ahanta, and consequently, it has been established that many of the natives of the Bahamas have roots in Ghana, specifically in Princess Town, locally known as Pokesu.
The newly formed sister-city agreement, according to officials from the Bahamas and the Ahanta West Municipal Assembly, is expected to enhance trade relations, promote tourism, provide educational opportunities, and strengthen cultural ties between the two regions.
The ceremony was graced by Ginger Moxey, a cabinet minister from the Bahamas, Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Minister for the Western Region, and John Agyare, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ahanta West.
Source: My Joyonline