Art & Culture/Ent
[ 2012-03-21 ]
Club UK is launched in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year
The year 2012 marks milestones in the annals of
both Ghana and the United Kingdom. Ghanaians go to
the polls to reinforce their democratic
credentials while the UK marks international
celebrations throughout 2012 for the 60th
anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II
to the throne.
The London Club (Club UK) is a social organization
for Diaspora Ghanaians from the United Kingdom,
who are both in Ghana & the UK. The aims of the
Club include the promotion of the well-being of
members through regular contacts regardless of
age, ethnic origin, ability, sex, belief or
political affiliation recognising the value of our
The launch of the London Club (Club UK) takes
place on Saturday 24th March at Alisa Hotel in
Accra. The seven hour event, which spans 3 to
10pm, has a retinue of attractions including a
four-course British and Ghanaian style feast,
fashion show and live band.
The Special Guest of Honour is Ghana’s former High
Commissioner to the Court of St. James, UK,
Ambassador Isaac Osei. Other invited guests
include Ambassadors K.B. Asante, J E A
Aggrey-Orleans, Chris Kpodo (Deputy Foreign
Minister), Kwabena Baah Duodu, as well as Mr.
Kwadwo Mpiani (former Chief of Staff).
The Chairman of the Club, Kwame Asante, declares
... ‘the Club UK serves a useful network for
Diaspora Ghanaians both in Ghana and UK’.
Emphasising the charitable status of the Club, Mr.
Asante further said ‘the net proceeds from the
launch will go towards the establishment of the
Club UK Educational Fund which will aim to assist
the bright and needy in Ghana’. According to the
Director of Protocol of the Club, Gladys Agyare,
‘all and sundry are welcome to Saturday’s event
whether you have been to ..., aspiring to go or
have never been to ... the UK’.
The Club serves as a first stop for Diaspora
Ghanaians returning to Ghana for ‘business,
pleasure or simply back to the roots’ for insights
into some of the ‘Do’s and don’ts’ in Ghana. The
formation of the Club further strengthens the
historical ties between Ghana and the UK.
Source - GRi
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