January 24, 2017

2016

  • Harrison Afful Connects with GCSCI March 17, 2017 Greater Columbus Sister Cities President Tim Sword met with Columbus Crew player Harrison Afful last week to talk about Afful’s connection to his home country of Ghana. Afful, who considers himself a cultural ambassador, is interested in pursuing a relationship with GCSCI to promote Ghanian culture to Columbus and connect the Ghanian population of Columbus back ...
  • Africa’s Capital of Cool (From NY Times) August 8, 2016 Africa’s Capital of Cool With its thriving contemporary art and nightlife scenes, the Ghanaian cityof Accra has become a cosmopolitan hot spot. Here’s what to do there. Click here to visit the original story By ALEXANDER LOBRANO JULY 12, 2016 On a sultry night in Accra, the air smells of wood smoke, brine from the wet but welcome breezes ...
  • GhanaPic Coming Up On Saturday, Aug. 13! August 1, 2016 Don’t miss out on this year’s 15th annual GhanaPic, which will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Maloney Park! Stop by for fun, food, games, a celebration of Ghanaian culture, and bringing together the community in Columbus. See the flyer below for more information!
  • Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary June 23, 2016 Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary June 23, 2016 The GCSCI Accra-Columbus Committee marked its first year by holding elections on Saturday. Mr. Benjamin Okley Anyemenu was chosen as the new chairman of the committee and Ms. Naki Akrobettoe was elected secretary. GCSCI looks forward to working with Mr. Anyemenu and Ms. Akrobettoe ...
  • COLUMBUS SISTER CITY ACCRA SUFFERS TRAGEDY May 14, 2016 Columbus’ newest sister city, Accra, the capital of Ghana, suffered a tragedy this week. Heavy rains caused massive flooding in the city which killed an estimated 25 people, according to the BBC. On Wednesday night, the floods caused an Accra gas station to explode and set fire to businesses in the surrounding neighborhood. The BBC is ...
  • FROM THE DISPATCH: ACCRA CEREMONY May 14, 2016 Originally posted on the Columbus Dispatch. Before leaving office at the end of the year, Mayor Michael B. Coleman wanted to establish a sister city relationship with an African city. On Monday, Accra, Ghana, became Columbus’ 10th sister city during a ceremony at the King Arts Complex’s Pythian Theater. Coleman signed the agreement with Accra’s mayor, Alfred O. ...
  • FROM COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND: ACCRA CEREMONY May 14, 2016 Originally from Columbus Underground: At his final State of the City address last month, Mayor Michael Coleman told attendees that as the first African-American mayor of Columbus, he could not leave office without opening a relationship with a sister city in Africa. The Mayor then announced that Accra, Ghana would become Columbus’ newest sister city, eliciting excited ...
  • WATCH NOW: ACCRA BECOMES A SISTER CITY May 14, 2016 On November 30, 2015 Mayor Coleman and Mayor Vanderpuije of Accra, Ghana came together to sign an agreement which entered Columbus into a formal partnership with Accra, Ghana!! The ceremony took place in the beautiful King Arts Complex‘s Pythian Theater in front of a crowd of about 150 people. With thousands of Ghanaians living in Columbus, ...