HE Gregory Andrews, the Australian High Commissioner, Ghana, is excited that his tiny banana and plantain seedlings grown a few months ago have turned to big trees with beautiful fruits.
He expressed his excitement because “kelewele” and “red-red” will soon be part of his menu. He went further to appreciate the Ghanaian fertile soil and climate.
In a Facebook post, he said, “Ten months ago we planted tiny banana and plantain seedlings at the Australian High Commission. Today we have a forest taller than us. And it’s about to share its fruit. #RedRed and #Kelewele will certainly be on the menu. Ghana is blessed with a wonderful climate and soils for growing food.”
Australia’s relationship with Ghana is long and strong; it’s one of the first countries in the world to recognise Ghana’s independence in 1957. Indeed, Australia’s High Commission became the first foreign mission to be established in independent and democratic sub-Saharan Africa.
The role of the High Commission is to advance Australia’s political, economic and other interests in all of these countries, and to work with partner governments on issues of common interest, including human rights, gender equality, development, trade and investment, peace and security.