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58 African-American Congressmen and Women, Columbus City Council President, others Honor Sam Pyne In USA 

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THE 58 AFRICAN-American Congressional members have honored the Mayor of Kumasi, Hon Samuel Pyne for his dedication and commitment to development of Kumasi and its culture.

The members, represented by the Columbus-Ohio Congresswoman at an event on Thursday presented a book which contained their signatures to Mr Pyne.

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In addition, the President of the Columbus City Council also acknowledged the Kumasi Mayor by presenting him with a symbolic gift indicating that the doors of the city are open to him to visit anytime.

Later in the day, officials and organisers of the Ohio-Ghana festival also honored the Mayor for championing the development of Ghana  through his initiatives and work ethic.


The Kumasi Mayor is in the United States of America to attend several follow up programmes at the instance of the Columbus-Ohio City Mayor and some Universities in the states.

Earlier last year, the Mayor upon a visit to America, visited North Carolina and Charlotte University.

These visits yielded positive responses with Charlotte University expressing imterest to extend partnership programmes with Kumasi based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

These partnership deals are initiatives the Mayor wants to explore so that the people in Kumasi especially students could benefit from.


Speaking at the separate events on Thursday and Friday,  Hon Pyne noted his delight to be recognised by the African-American Congressional members.

He also thanked the President of the Columbus City Council for the honour done to his modest person.

The Mayor praised the organisers of the Ohio-Ghana festival and asked them to build on it to ensure the two countries and their people benefit from same.

“I am happy that i have been honored for the modest work i am doing back in Ghana and for some of us until the country develops to become a modern 7society comparable to anywhere in America and Europe we are not resting”, the Mayor stated.

Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,


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