Diaporans have been impressed upon to return home to Ghana and contribute to the nation’s development and growth.
This call was made by the Finance Minister of Ghana, Mr. Ofori-Atta on the 2nd day of the 3 day Ghana Diaspora Celebration & Homecoming Summit on the theme: Recognizing diaspora contributions towards nation building,
The 2019 Homecoming Summit is part of the Year of Return celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 West African slaves in the United States.
And also to galvanize members of the Ghanaian Diaspora and encourage them to bring home to Ghana their financial and human resources, locked up throughout the world, to accelerate nation building.
The Finance Minister acknowledged the contribution of Ghanaians living in abroad and lauded them.
However admitted that, Ghana as country has a long way to go as far as issues regarding to the financial sector of the country.
But was optimistic that stringent measures being put in place by the current administration is gradually helping to bridge the gap and make things a lot better.
Stating “Our stock has changed considerably from where we were but we’ve got a long way to go but not because we just want to win but we have to be clear that we have to have the energy to continue to persevere”.
Therefore urged diasporans to come back home and sacrifice to make Ghana great.
“Let us sacrifice for this great country of ours. It is true that we have to do more to attract you”, he asserted.
With regards to the banking sector and the clean-up of the sector, the Finance Minister noted that, the structural revolution was necessary to protect the future of the banking sector.
Revealing that, over a 30-month period of being in power, government has invested about 14 billion Ghana cedis into the banking system so as to secure the 1.5 million Ghanaian deposits to fund the future in liquidity and entrepreneurship.
. Elsewhile, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the opening of the event hinted of plans by government to soon place before Parliament a bill that would allow Ghanaians with dual citizenship to hold public office.
Source: Ishmael Barfi