Diasporian News of Thursday, 10 January 2013
Source: Osei Mensah Michael
A Call For a Ministry of Ghanaians in Foreign Lands with Two Subsidiary Parliamentary Seats From Each Continent
I write today to inform Ghanaians in the Diaspora, of the publication of my book «A Call For a Ministry of Ghanaians in Foreign Lands with Two Subsidiary Parliamentary Seats From Each Continent» The title explains it all.Many will agree with me that, Ghanaians living in Foreign Lands for several reasons are the nation's greatest offshore asset. the question of how to harness the full participation of diaspora in nation building remains unanswered in spite of the numerous institutional structures and links established in the past to man diaspora affairs.However, the creation of a Ministry of Ghanaians in Foreign Lands with two subsidiary parliamentary seats from each of the five continents will review the commitment government attaches to the great pool of Ghanaians lost to the diaspora.I have no doubts that adherence to this proposal will earn Ghana a distinctive mark in her democratic dispensation across the globe and it will call for an improved diaspora participation with corresponding development.
My book proposes contemporary ideas and policies that can serve as a mechanism to development in a foreseeable improved Ghana. In order to associate readers with the call, I have created a Petition page to be signed by readers for submission to the Government of Ghana.I have therefore decided to request the solidarity and push of diasporans for the projection of this book. It is a collective call. Spread the news, patronize it, sign the petition. Your input and help, will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Yours in solidarity Osei Mensah Michael