Friday 4th January, 2013
This will be the Ministerôs second visit to Ghana since he was appointed Parliamentary under-Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on September 5, 2012.
This was contained in a press release issued by the British High Commission in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Friday.
According to the release, Mr. Simmonds will be accompanied to the Presidential inauguration by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Peter Jones.
The release said during his first visit to Ghana in October last year, Mr Simmonds met with the Vice President, His Excellency Amissah-Arthur, Ghanaôs Deputy Foreign Minister, Chris Kpodo and other high ranking ministers, political leaders and members of the business community.
úThe key theme of the first visit was to improve and promote commercial ties between the UK and Ghana, as part of the wider UK-Ghana bilateral relationship, and to encourage Ghanaôs continued progress along its current positive democratic and economic paths,Ě the release stated.