The Seychelles Consulate in Ghana last Monday marked the 44th anniversary of the Declaration of Seychelles Independence with a commemorative event at its office in Accra.
The consulate hosted an evening reception with members of the diplomatic corps, Seychelles government officials, citizens and special invited guests.
The Honorary Consul, Mr. Kwame N. Acquah, in his Independence Day message, recognised citizens of Seychelles working globally as modern-day heroes because of their contribution to the rapid economic development of the Seychelles Island.
He also highlighted the Seychelles’ performance as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world in recent years.
He thanked the audience for gracing the evening’s event and spoke of the deep similarities that the Seychelles and Ghana shared, both in terms of cultural heritage and in their respective revolutions and struggles for independence.
He then acknowledged the presence of the Honorary Consuls Corps of Ghana (HCCGH) members, and thanked them on behalf of the Seychelles people for all support that has been provide to the Consulate.
The Consulate appreciated the World Bank Director of Ghana, Mr. Pierre Laporte, who hails from Seychelles, for his massive contributions achieved in several prodigious positions in the government sector.
The night was rounded off with members of the Seychelles community in Ghana enjoying traditional food and music to the delight of guests.