The cities of Accra and Belmopan have resolved to establish a sister-city relation to create opportunities and facilitate socio-cultural and economic development between the two cities.
This agreement was reached on Friday, February 11, 2022, when the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey and a delegation from the City of Belmopan, led by its First Female Mayor called on the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II at his residence in Accra.
Founded as a planned community in 1970 after Hurricane Hattie in 1961, the City of Belmopan is the new capital and third-largest settlement in Belize; the most sparsely populated nation in Central America.
Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Sackey who led the delegation said forging ties with Belmopan was intended to encourage business, trade and cultural exchange projects between the two cities.
She noted that sister cities had existed for centuries, expanding in scope and popularity since the 1950s adding that a sister-city relation with Belmopan would foster mutual understanding, cultural interaction, and long-term partnership to promote development.
Madam Sheran Sharon Palacio for her part noted that the purpose of her visit to Accra was to partner and connect the two cities to foster development as well as create significant business opportunities for both cities.
The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II after welcoming the delegation assured his support towards the cooperation between the two cities and was hopeful it would be beneficial.
The Ga Mantse later decorated the visiting Mayor with the Cerasee plant locally known as ‘Nyanyira’ which according to the Ga tradition signifies success and prosperity.