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President Akufo-Addo Confers Ghanaian Citizenship on 126 Diasporans

President Akufo-Addo has conferred Ghanaian citizenship on 126 Diasporans who have lived in Ghana for many years. Speaking after the conferment ceremony on Wednesday, he said, “I am glad you have decided to make Ghana your home and thereby join several generations of Diasporans who have committed their life to us”. He noted that several persons including the likes of George Padmore, Rita Marley, Maya Angelou and W.E.B du Bois all found homes in Ghana with the latter bring buried in the country.

With the ceremony being part of a series of activities commemorating the “Year of Return”, the president stated that Ghana recognises her position as the location for 75% of the slave dungeons built on the West coast of Africa, through which the slaves were transported. “That’s why we had a responsibility to extend a hand of welcome back home to Africans in the Diaspora. Many have responded to this call and the “Year of Return” has so far proven to be a joyful and learning experience all around for all of us”, he said.

To the 126 Diasporans, the president urged them to respect and abide by the laws of Ghana and live in accordance with the tenets of Ghana’s Constitution. He also urged them to be engaged fully in the realisaction of the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid.

Source: JoyNews

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