Source: CitiNewsroom.com/ Ghanaweb
The Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, Akwasi Awuah Ababio, has announced that President Nana Akufo-Addo will be granting up to 200 Africans in the Diaspora Ghanaian citizenship this year.
He said this in an interview with Citi TV after a press briefing on The Year of Return at the Accra Information Tourist Centre last week.
“The key thing that we are very much interested in is to make sure that we give that citizenship to them. For those who have applied to our office to be given citizenship, we are going to make sure that about 200 of those people will be given that citizenship,” he said.
He said a ceremony will be held on December 27, 2019, at the Jubilee House where President Nana Akufo-Addo will exercise his constitutional prerogative to grant about 200 people Ghanaian citizenship.
“For some of them, they have been in the country for so long and they deserve it,” Akwasi Awuah added.
This comes on the back a similar exercise which was executed by former President John Dramani Mahama in 2016 when he also granted Ghanaian citizenship to 30 Africans in the Diaspora.