Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and with the Adentan Municipal Assembly, the Centre for Local Governance Advocacy and Local Government Network.

Afterwards the Queen paid a visit to the Recycle Up Ghana Project, founded in 2014 with the help of the non-governmental organization from Germany, Technology without Borders. The purpose of the project is to “increase awareness of environmental issues like recycling, mostly among future leaders and young students”. In fact, schools are very much involved in the project and participate in various activities focused on the recycling issues.

Later Queen Maxima met with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Flagstaff House, the presidential palace, where the President hosted a working lunch.

In the afternoon the Queen, along with the President, attended a lecture at the University of Ghana titled “The SDGs: A Transformative Agenda for the Future we want”. In her speech Queen Mathilde said that there is still work to do in Ghana and she also stressed the importance of the access to quality education in order to achieve a sustainable development. The Queen also added that “it is essential to invest in infrastructure, but it is even more important to improve quality” and that it is important to work together to reach the UN targets by 2030.

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