|Ghana Is Africa’s Hope|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:45|
There is no place for African-Americans in Africa than Ghana, a leading African-American Pastor, Dr. Deforest Soares has stated.Ghana is the hope of Africa, for proving to be able to institutionalize democracy. It is so beautiful. Their ability to hybrid the political and traditional leadership in the country’s development is an achievement in democracy and we are proud of it. Dr. Soares, President of the First Baptist Church in New Jersey made the statement at the official launch of the Ghanaian Engineers and Architects Association of America (GEAAA) at Edison, New Jersey over the weekend.
“Wherever Africa goes, Ghana will be there”, he predicted and urged Ghanaians to be proud and maintain the standard and peaceful leadership qualities of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He described the late Ghanaian leader as a discipline and humble leader.
Dr. Soares entreated Africans and African-Americans to teach their young ones to understand their heritage in Africa.
Mr G.Ofori Annor, executive secretary general of the National Council of Ghanaian Associations (NCOGA) reminded Ghanaians abroad of the need to maintain their rich cultural heritage.
“Whatever you do, don’t forget your cultural heritage. We are who we are, and we are what we are” he stated.
Mr Annor advised the GEAAA to join the NCOGA, the umbrella body of all Ghanaian associations in the USA to enable it to accelerate the development opportunities and benefits.
The GEAAA which is two year old brings Ghanaian Engineers and Architects together with the aim of making them better in their profession.
Mr George Korley, President of GEAAA said the group intended to use the platform to start the diaspora debate and its benefits to Ghana.
This will be by bringing together representatives of other Ghanaian professional organization like lawyers and doctors to collaborate on the way forward in order to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged in Africa by sharing their experience and knowledge.
The GEAAA was formally launched by Mr William Awinador Kanyirige, Ghana’s Deputy Permanent Representative with a call on members to “move forward as a force to reckon with and make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged in Africa….”
Source: R.Harry Reynolds (Head Of Information, Ghana Mission, UN, New York)