Prince Charles Praises Kwame Nkrumah, Others for Commonwealth
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has praised Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah for his contribution to the formation of the Commonwealth.
Speaking at the opening of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, Prince Charles said the Commonwealth has become a strong organization because of the contributions of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and other African leaders.
“The modern Commonwealth has a vital role to play in building bridges between our countries, fairer societies within them, and more secured world around them. I pray that this Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting will not only revitalize the bonds between our countries, but will also give the Commonwealth a renewed relevance to all its citizens, finding practical solutions to their problems, and giving life to their aspirations,” he said.
On her part, the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, expressed joy at the strong bond between Commonwealth countries describing it as one of the strongest organizations in the world.
“When I became head of the commonwealth, who would have guessed that a gathering of its member states would number 53 or that it would comprise 2.4 billion people. Put simply, we are one of the world’s great convening powers, a global association of volunteers who believe in the tangible benefit that flows from exchanging ideas and experiences and respect each other’s point of view, and we seem to be growing year by year,” she said.
President Akufo Addo is in London attending the conference which will seek to address shared goals and aims of member countries in enhancing economic growth and development.
Speaking at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on Wednesday, 18th April 2018, on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, President Akufo-Addo stated that the fight against malaria in Ghana is an age-old one.
“According to the Ghana Health Service, malaria tops Out Patient Department cases and is responsible for the death of three children, every day, in the country. Indeed, in 2016, 10.4 million cases of malaria were recorded in a population of some 30 million people,” he said.