Home / GENERAL NEWS / President Akufo-Addo Receives First-Ever “International Nation Builders Award” From Black US Legislators

President Akufo-Addo Receives First-Ever “International Nation Builders Award” From Black US Legislators

Spread the love

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators of the United States Congress on Wednesday presented the first-ever International Nation Builders Award of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators to President  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Presenting the award, the president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators of the United States Congress, Congressman Billy Mitchell, explained that the “Nation Builders Award” was established “to recognise those African-Americans who have distinguished themselves to live-long service and dedication to enfranchisement and inclusion of Americans of African descent into the national body of politics.”

Speaking at the 45th Annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US, Mitchell explained that the “Nation Build Award” ceremony was renamed in 1995 to honour the late David P. Richardson, a twenty-three-year member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and NBCSL’s third president.

“I must say, as the president of NBCSL, it is my belief, that we must unite and partner with our brothers and sisters of the continent and throughout diaspora. It is not lost on me that Ghana is widely regarded as the hub of pan-Africanism and the final resting place of many of our great thinkers, yes, even W.E.B. Du Bois,” he said.

See also  Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II: Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Spotted In London

Describing himself as “a student of Kwame Nkrumah”, Congressman Mitchell said, “I know we are stronger together and when we unite and advance the causes of our people, internationally, we are all better.”


“It is for this reason I present to you this award Mr. President, for your commitment to working collaboratively to achieve the liberation of African people despite where we were born. Mr. President, I present to you, the first International Nation Builders Award of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators,” he added.



Ghana and the Diaspora

In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana’s connection with the African Diaspora pre-dates her independence, stating that “currently, we are creating platforms for adoption of legal frameworks in key sectors to drive diaspora engagements. This has culminated in the Homeland Return Bill, on which we are currently working.”

See also  Your Promise To Fix Our Road Is Yet To Be Fulfilled – Cape 3 Points Chiefs Remind Akufo-Addo


The Homeland Return Bill, he explained, recognises Ghana’s moral and spiritual obligation, as an African nation, to facilitate the return of diaspora Africans to Ghana and the motherland, and to initiate the legal and regulatory processes for integrating them into Ghanaian society.


“When enacted, the Law will provide the much needed regulatory and practical changes to improve the requirements for the acquisition of Ghanaian citizenship and permanent residence by diasporan Africans. Indeed, in the Year of Return, I granted citizenship to one hundred and twenty-six (126) members of the diasporan community in Ghana of African-Americans and Caribbeans,” the President stressed.


He continued, “It will, in fact, be a critical indication for business and investment, presenting an avenue for Africa in the diaspora to work towards partnerships, and establish Ghana as a launchpad to the rest of the continent of Africa through the AfCFTA”.

See also  Eastern Region Recorded The Second-Highest Numbers Of Teenage Pregnancy



The president told the gathering that “We, in Ghana, and in Africa as a whole, have a keen interest in how you in the Diaspora fare. If you flourish, it will reflect well on us in Africa. Your success will boost our confidence. If we do well, and the continent flourishes, you will have an easier time of it here.”







Source:  asaaseradio.com





















There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.



Send your news stories to myghan[email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719



About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

NDC’s Internal Election: Aspiring Chairman Paralyzes A Day Before Vetting

Spread the love An aspiring Constituency Chairman for the National Democratic Congress in the Abura …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.