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General News of Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Diasporans can do their national service in Ghana - Akwasi Awua-Ababio

The Director of Diaspora Affairs at the presidency, Akwasi Awua-Ababio has revealed that his outfit have reached an agreement with the National Service Secretariat to allow people in the diaspora do their national service in Ghana.

This, according to Akwasi Awua-Ababio, will allow second generations living abroad to reconnect to their motherland.

“We have been able to partner with the National Service secretariat for the National Service for the diasporans, so those in the diaspora who want to come home and do their national service are facilitated to also enable them do their national service. This strategy provides a demonstrable commitment to encourage second generations living abroad to reconnect to the motherland.”

The Director of Diaspora Affairs at the presidency was speaking at the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit 2019, held here in Accra.

He added that government is dedicated in addressing the challenges of diasporans.

“We are fully aware of the difficulties of many of our compatriots living abroad face when they return home, at the diaspora affairs office, we are committed to support you continuously as you contribute in diverse ways towards Ghana’s development.”

The Ghana Diaspora Celebration & Homecoming Summit 2019 (GDHS’19) is a four-day event recognizing and celebrating the immense contributions to nation building by the Ghanaian Diaspora.

The event will not only highlight past contributions but will focus on present contributions as well, whiles furthering the advocacy for political, economic, and all other systems and policies that would facilitate future contributions by the Ghanaian Diaspora.

In light of the fourth centennial commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the western hemisphere, this year’s event recognizes that the Ghanaian Diaspora extends beyond Ghanaian citizens or nationals and their immediate relatives.

It also includes others outside the borders of Ghana, with roots to, or a strong vested interest in the country.