Entertainment Tue, 31 Oct 2006

Beauty queens call on Jake

Accra, Oct. 31, GNA - The Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, on Tuesday reiterated his call to Africans in the Diaspora to pool their resources to develop Africa. He said the continent was stricken with immense poverty and governments alone could not marshal the huge resources required to bring about development.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey made the call when both Miss Caribbean Commonwealth 2005 and 2006 called on him in Accra.

The visit of the beauty queens formed part of the award package of the pageant, which provided air tickets to travel to any country of her choice.

The Minister noted that it was high time Africans living in the Diaspora reunited with their roots and contributed their quota to the development drive of the continent.

Mr Obtsetsebi-Lamptey explained the Joseph's Project to them saying it formed part of Ghana's 50th anniversary celebration where Africans abroad would be encouraged to come back home.

Miss Shaheroh Williams, Miss Caribbean Commonwealth 2006 expressed gratitude for the Ghanaian hospitability saying she was pleased to be visiting the country for the first time.

In another development, students from the Sunamis in the Netherlands paid a courtesy call on the Minister as part of their education tour to the country.

The students who are basically Ghanaians born abroad and Africans in the Diaspora would visit some the tourist sites in the country to acquaint themselves with the slave trade. 31 Oct. 06

Source: GNA