Globe trotter Gushungo off to Ghana
by: Ghana media
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is expected in Ghana for a four-day state visit next week, local media in the west African country revealed Wednesday.
Zimbabwean Ambassador to Ghana, Pavelyn Tendai Musaka who confirmed the vist to Ghana’s Joy FM saying Mugabe would be in Ghana from August 18-22 for a visit that is expected to “open corporate Ghana to opportunities in Zimbabwe”.
President John Mahama is expected to confer on Africa’s longest serving President, Ghana’s Millennium Life Time Achievement award for his role in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle from British colonial rule.
Ambassador Musaka said President Mugabe has “a special soft spot” for Ghana. His first wife Sarah Francesca (Hayfron) Mugabe was a Ghanaian who was much loved in Zimbabwe until her death 1992.
The ambassador touched on the influential role that Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah played in shaping the minds of African political elite in the 60’s.
She said at the height of the Zimbabwean struggle “… what we held on to was the teaching of Kwame Nkrumah”.
The 92-year-old president will also meet with the Zimbabwean community in Ghana. Mugabe’s last visit to Ghana was in 2007.
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