FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2023
Delegation from Sister City Winneba, Ghana to Visit Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – A delegation from Winneba, Ghana, Charlottesville’s Sister City, will be visiting Charlottesville from July 24-August 2, 2023. Hosted by the Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation with additional support from the Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission, the goal of the delegation’s visit is to forge and renew mutually beneficial ties, spread awareness of the relationship between the two cities, and increase understanding of Ghanaian and African lifestyles, customs, and traditions. The four members of the visiting Winneba Delegation include: Hon. Alhaji Zubairu Kassim, Municipal Chief Executive (Mayor) of Winneba; Ms. Farida Iddrisu, Co-Coordinator, Winneba Sister City Program; Mr. Bio Kwakye, Co-Coordinator, Winneba Sister City Program; and Mr. Enoch Obeng, Finance Director, City of Winneba. The Winneba Delegation will meet with Charlottesville government and civic leaders, while also touring the city to see its most notable landmarks. This delegation visit is Winneba’s third since the Sister Cities partnership began in 2010.
The Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation will host a welcome reception for the Winneba delegation and invite Charlottesville residents and supporters to attend other events open to the public:
- Winneba Welcome Reception, Tuesday, July 25 from 6:00-8:00 PM, The Independence (350 Portico Way): Charlottesville residents and other interested parties are welcome to attend and meet the Winneba Delegation
- African American Cultural Arts Festival, Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Washington Park (1001 Preston Ave): The Winneba Delegation will be publicly recognized during the festival’s opening processional at 10:30 AM
- Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS), Monday, July 31 at 10:00 AM, CARS (828 McIntire Rd): The Winneba Mayor & other officials will join in sending off a donated CARS ambulance to the port in Baltimore for shipment to Winneba
Charlottesville – Winneba Sister City Relationship
Charlottesville and Winneba officially became Sister Cities in 2010. The relationship began through the efforts of a longtime Charlottesville resident who originally hailed from Winneba and saw many similarities and many opportunities for engagement between the two cities. The Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation was formed in 2012 to support the citizen exchanges and mutually beneficial collaborations that emerged from the Sister City relationship.
Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission