The Mayor of Los Angeles in the United States of America, Karen Bass, is exploring avenues to deepen and strengthen the collaboration between her community and the Asante Kingdom for change.
This is according to a message read on her behalf by Kimberly Stotzer, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Community Investment, an investment club dedicated to providing financial resources to minority communities in Los Angeles.
Per the message read and later presented to the King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Mayor lauded the “deep relationship” Los Angeles has with the Ghanaians in the city and added, “we value their many contributions in Los Angeles”.
“The delegation is excited to support continued cooperation between our two nations and they look forward to learning and exploring other partnership opportunities.”
She further expressed her commitment to partnering with Otumfuo to build on Ghana’s diasporan engagement policy which she said has resulted in tremendous economic, social and cultural benefits for both Ghana and Los Angeles.
This, she anticipates, will bring the requisite change needed by both sides.
“I’m committed to deepening our collaborations and strengthening ties between our communities. I look forward to finding more opportunities for change in the years to come,” Ms Stotzer read.
Stotzer was among a group from Memphis in the USA who paid a courtesy call on the King at the Manhyia Palace on Sunday, October 15, 2023.
His Majesty first met the delegation when he visited the country to headline the Memphis In May festival last year.