On behalf of the Birmingham-Ghana Sister Cities Committee, we bid you an eager “Akwaaba”, which means a spirited and warm “Welcome” in Ghana-West Africa!
Birmingham’s newest sister cities relationship is quickly establishing a notable foundation of service and positive cultural exchange here in the Magic City and in Winneba, Ghana.
For decades, Birmingham citizens, have created a strong service oriented relationship with Winneba town leaders and locals. Tabernacle Baptist Church along with assistance from members of various churches pioneered one of the first large scale service projects called “Project Ghana”, which involves building a public library, medical outreach in Winneba and other service-oriented projects. Nestled along the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Guinea on the red soiled land of Ghana; Winneba is a historic and vibrant fishing town located just 35 miles west of the capitol city of Accra. Winneba is known for its fishing, pottery trades, the University of Education, smiling faces as well as the elaborate annual musical deer-hunting Aboakyer festival.
In April of 2008, then Birmingham City Councilman Roderick Royal and Birmingham Sister Cities Director Scotty Colson led a delegation of city and community leaders to Ghana for a cultural/economic exchange visit. Winneba’s Chief Neenyi Ghartey VII visited the Magic City in 2008 and was warmly welcomed by Birmingham City leaders and a host of community leaders at a public reception at Tabernacle Baptist Church visited and worked on a library project in 20017 and 2010. During his visit, Birmingham City leaders awarded Chief Ghartey with the key to the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham- Ghana (Winneba) Sister City relationship was publicly recognized and approved at a Birmingham City Council Meeting.
Through education, cultural exchange and service commitment, the Birmingham-Ghana(Winneba) Sister Cities committee looks forward to building a long lasting relationship with Winneba all while providing opportunities for people to experience a rewarding social and economic exchange like no other. We are also building a library in Ashaiman!
For more information, please e-mail the Birmingham- Winneba Ghana Sister Cities at Birminghamghana.email@example.com .
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