Monday 19th August 2019
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22/07/2019 - Ghanaian Royalty visit Luton

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Earlier this month His Royal Highness Nana Bobie Ansah II, paid an historic visit to Luton.


The King hails from Bonwire Ashanti in Ghana. The town is world renowned for the production of Kente cloth – a type of silk and cotton fabric made of colourful, interwoven strips.
 
The King was welcomed at Luton Town Hall by Councillor Tahir Malik, the Mayor and Councillor Maria Lovell, Deputy Mayor who accompanied His Majesty on a short tour of the council chambers before signing the council’s visitors’ book.
 
In a short speech, HRH Nana Bobie Ansah II gave a formal invite to members of the African Caribbean communities in Luton to visit their Ghanaian ancestral roots. He warmly put the case for stronger community links and relationships to be established between the communities of the African diaspora and Bonwire Ahsanti through the use of cultural exchanges.
 
Other dignitaries present at the visit included Pastor Lloyd Denny, councillors David Agbley and Jacqui Burnett together with Chief Executive of the Ghana Society UK, Bishop David Foh Amoaning.
 
The King presented the Mayor, in his capacity as the representative of the people of Luton, with a beautifully woven Kente gift.
 
Commenting on the royal visit, Cllr Maria Lovell, Deputy Mayor, said: “We were honoured to receive the King on behalf of the people of Luton, to hear his warm words of invitation to Ghana and his challenge to increase the ties of unity between our two towns. It was a memorable and inspiring visit for Luton.”
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