Trinidad and Tobago commemorates Republic Day

Mr Nyahuma Mentuhotep Obika, Trinidad & Tobago's High Commissioner to Ghana (left) in a discussion with Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi BuahTrinidad and Tobago will commemorates its 37th Republic Day in Ghana on Thursday, according to a statement signed by the General Manager of Republic Bank Limited, Mrs Anna-Maria Garcia-Brooks, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday.

The day was when the country severed its final links with the British monarchy and became a republic within the Commonwealth.

It said to mark the day in Accra, the High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Nyahuma Mentuhotep Obika, who is based in Lagos, and Mr. Hilton John Mitchell, the Honorary Consul of Trinidad and Tobago in Ghana will engage with the media and also host a cocktail reception.

The statement noted that the cocktail reception would be attended by government officials, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of private sector organisations as well as Trinidad and Tobago residents in Ghana.

“A delegation from Republic Bank Limited, the leading Trinidad and Tobago Banking Institution that currently has shares in HFC Bank, led by its Managing Director Mr. David Dulal-Whiteway, will participate in the celebration”, it added.

Trinidad and Tobago gained Independence from British colonial rule on 31st August 1962 and became a republic 12 years later on September 24, 1976.

The oil producing country is acclaimed to be one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the English-speaking Caribbean and is listed among the top 66 high income countries in the world. GNA

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