Sheikh Aboud Jumbe, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar and the First Vice-President of Tanzania, began a five-day official visit to Ghana on Wednesday (31 July).
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Background: Sheikh Aboud Jumbe, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar and the First Vice-President of Tanzania, began a five-day official visit to Ghana on Wednesday (31 July). In the capital, Accra on Thursday (1 August), he held talks with Ghana's head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong. The two leaders were reported to have discussed matters of mutual interest to their countries.
Sheikh Jumbe, who is making a four-nation West African tour, arrived in Accra from Guinea. Accompanied by a 29-member entourage, he has already visited Liberia.
Earlier, on Thursday, he also had talks at the Foreign Ministry with Major-General Napoleon Ashley-Lassen, Chief of Defence Staff and Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs. After the talks, Sheikh Jumbe drove to Akosombo to the east of the capital, to tour Ghana's giant hydro-electric project.
Sheikh Jumbe and his party are to go on to nigeria before returning home.
SYNOPSIS: Accra airport in Ghana where officials waited on Wednesday for the arrival of Sheikh Aboud Jumbe, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar and the first Vice-President of Tanzania. Accra was the third stop on Sheikh Jumbe's West African tour.
He flew in from Guinea, his second stop after Liberia. After five days in Ghana he is to go on to Nigeria, and then home. A twenty-nine member delegation is accompanying him.
After talks at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday with Major-General Ashley-Lassen, Chief of Defence Staff and Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Jumbe had talks with Ghana's Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong.
One of his first official ceremonies was to lay a wreath at Accra's memorial at Independence Square.
Later -- on Wednesday -- Sheikh Jumbe drove to Akosombo, to the east of the capital, to tour Ghana's giant hydro-electric project.
An editorial in the state owned Daily Graphic newspaper expressed confidence that Sheikh Jumbe's visit to Ghana would yield fruitful co-operation leading to closer links with Tanzania.