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Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Mina Mensah, has called for closer collaboration among Commonwealth nations as Britain exits the European Union.

She said such collaboration must focus more on Trade relations.

Madam Mensah said this at the commemoration of Commonwealth Day in Accra.

The Commonwealth, which is a group of nations is made up of the former territories of the British Empire, has over the years worked to ensure a free and democratic society and also promoted peace and prosperity.

The day was observed with debates involving Junior High Schools and tertiary institutions.

The Kaneshie Cluster of Schools won the junior category with the University of Ghana winning the tertiary level category.

Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Mina Mensah said the day is to showcase some opportunities the Commonwealth provides for the youth.

The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Andrew Barnes, said though the Commonwealth has achieved some successes for the past fifty years much still needs to be done to maintain its relevance despite the challenges.

A Private Legal Practitioner and member of the Council of State, Sam Okudzeto, said the perception that Commonwealth is all about the British colonisation should be discarded.

In a message, Queen Elizabeth called for the protection of the planet.

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