By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belmopan Mayor Sheran Palacio traveled to Ghana and Liberia on Saturday to promote Belize International College of Mayors and Investment Conference and to participate in Liberia’s Independence Celebrations, according to a press release by the Belmopan City Council.
“In Ghana, Mayor Palacio will be received by the Mayor of Accra, Ghana, Her Ladyship Mayor Elizabeth Sackey and in Liberia, by Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewell Howard, both SHE4SHE CHAMPIONS.”
The Belmopan City Council said Mayor Palacio will make presentations to mayors and investors promoting the Belize Mayors’ Association and the Belmopan City Council’s 4-day Conference, the Belize International College of Mayors and Investment Conference (BICMIC) which will be hosted by Belmopan from August 3-6.
According to the Belmopan City Council, while in Ghana, Mayor Palacio will also seek to reengage investors for the following campaigns: Education for All, Single Women in Motherhood (SWIM), Belize-Ghana Soccer Exchange for disillusioned soccer players, Creative Economy Project with an emphasis on Agriculture, and Belmopan-Ghana Vocational Training Institute. She is hoping to “generate exchange opportunities that promote economic and cultural linkages between politicians and investors in Belize and Ghana”.
From Ghana, Mayor Palacio and her delegation will travel to Liberia to participate in the celebrations of the 175th anniversary of that country’s independence on Tuesday, July 26. They will be hosted by Vice President, Madame Dr. Jewel Taylor.
The Belmopan City Council said Mayor Palacio is accompanied by journalist Louis Wade Jr of Plus TV, businessman Matthew Hulse, footballer Brito Furtado and city councilor Hope Amadi responsible for Health and Wellness.
While Mayor Palacio is away, Deputy Mayor Darren Swasey will act as Mayor and Councilor Pauline Soberanis Tillett will act as Deputy Mayor.
Mayor Palacio is expected to return to Belize on July 28, 2022.