Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2018

Ghana to open consulate in Curaçao

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD - Ghana’s Ambassador to The Netherlands, Sophia Horner Sam, is reportedly exploring the possibility of opening an Honorary Consulate of Ghana in Curaçao.

She is also taking steps to establish trade links with Curaçao and bring the people of Curaçao and Ghana together to rediscover themselves through cultural exchanges and tourism.

A statement indicated that the envoy visited the island from June 9 to 18, where she met Ghanaians living here and some potential candidates for the post of Honorary Consul.

During the visit, the statement said, Ambassador Horner Sam paid courtesy calls on Lucile George-Wout and Eugene Rhuggenaath, Governor and Prime Minister of Curaçao respectively.

She also met Curaçao Ministers of Economic Development and Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Dr. Steven Martina and Marilyn Alcala-Walle; President of the Parliament of Curacao William Millerson, Director of the Curaçao Tourist Board Hugo Clarinda and the Director of the Curacao Chamber of Commerce, John Jacobs.

“For a people that have their roots in Africa and for that matter Ghana, Ambassador Horner Sam’s decision to establish bilateral relations between the peoples of Curaçao and Ghana is very much welcomed by all the officials on the island,” the statement said.

“There are very positive signs that this initiative by H.E. Horner Sam is definitively going to bear fruits, as some of the officials have expressed the desire to meet their opposite numbers in Ghana. Others have expressed the desire, following Ambassador Horner Sam’s invitation for them to participate in Ghana’s annual diaspora home-coming and other cultural events organized in Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism.”

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