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ANZAC Day 2022

The Australian High Commission commemorated ANZAC Day 2022 with a dawn service at the Osu Christiansborg War Cemetery followed by a traditional Gunfire Breakfast in Accra, Ghana.  The annual ANZAC Day commemoration on 25 April is marked by Australians and New Zealanders around the world who gather to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of their fallen servicemen and women. We were joined by the Australian and New Zealand communities in Accra, including the New Zealand Honorary Consul, and diplomatic missions to Ghana from Turkey, Britain, United States, Canada, France and Germany. Members of the Ghana Veterans Administration and the Ghana Armed Forces also participated including the Ghana Armed Forces band and wreath bearers.

  Photo: Headstone of Sergent Mervyn Wilfred Marshall

 

Australian High Commission supports innovation to address plastic waste management

Deputy High Commissioner, Nicole Guihot, was delighted to visit Environment 360’s newly opened Circular Innovation Hub, aimed at tackling the challenge of plastic waste management. The Australian Aid-funded facility, the first of its kind in West Africa, is located in Dodowa, in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra region. The hub will also provide economic opportunities for women. The project's first cohort of women trainees are being equipped with skills in small scale recycling of used plastic to make consumable items such as handlebars for bicycles, flower vases, and buttons. They will also receive support in finding viable markets for their products and in setting up their own recycling businesses within their communities.

Photo: Deputy High Commissioner, Nicole Guihot, helps to cut tape to the facility