Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Businesses asked to shut down as Obama arrives in Ghana By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

Ghana Business News

Some major business organizations along the road leading to the Kotoka International Airport have been asked to shut down for security reasons Friday July 9 to Sunday July 12 2009 as President Obama arrives in Ghana.

The Airport District Police has issued an instruction to workers of the companies including Silver Star Tower to close and leave the premises by 4:00pm Friday till Monday 6:00am.

No vehicles are to be left in the car park except the basement, and the company’s security men on duty have been asked to register with the police before they would be allowed into the premises to take their duty posts.

President Obama is visiting Ghana on a historical occasion. He said he is visiting Ghana to highlight the fact that Ghana is a good example of a stable democracy following a peaceful election and smooth transfer of power.

He believes that by visiting Ghana, he would be encouraging other countries to follow the example. President Obama also believes that democracy is the route to progress.

Already feverish preparations are being made to welcome him into Ghana. Some musicians have composed songs to welcome him, wax prints with his image and that of Ghanaian president, John Atta Mills have been printed.

While in Ghana President Obama will visit the Cape Coast castle, a monumental testimony to the shocking nature of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, by which most Africans slaves were shipped to the US. Read more Ghana Business News

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