In line with H.E. President Nana Akufo Addo’s vision to promote Ghanaian Diaspora engagement for socio-economic development, Ambassador Amerley Awua-Asamoa is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the formation of a formidable umbrella union in Denmark.
In this direction, the Ghana Mission in Denmark organized a stakeholder’s meeting with the representatives of the various groups in the country including the Akan Association in Denmark, Ga Kusum, One Ghana, Association of Ghanaians in Denmark, and a representative from the Ghana Union in Sweden.
Speaking at the forum, she encouraged the various groups in Denmark to look beyond their differences and form a united group to work closely with the Ghana Mission.
In attendance was the Director of the Diaspora Affairs Bureau at the Flagstaff House, Hon. Kwasi Awua Ababio who addressed the forum and stated that the President Nana Akufo Addo led government prioritizes diaspora engagement which has led to the creation of his office at the seat of government.
“My office has been created to facilitate efforts by Ghanaians in the diaspora who seek to invest in Ghana, we help remove all the impediments you would face if you seek to bring development to Ghana. And how best can you do this if not to come together as one people with a common destiny “, he posited.
Hon. Awua Ababio further encouraged Ghanaians in the Diaspora to believe in the developmental agenda of the country and look at the efforts of Patrick Awuah Jr. founder of Ashesi University and Herman Chinery-Hesse founder of IT company, SOFTtribe as evidence of how to take advantage of opportunities in Ghana.
He also enumerated some of the functions of his office as organizing Diaspora Home Coming events, encouraging Diaspora National Service and Internships in Ghana, implement a portable of Diaspora Pension Scheme and pursue the effective implementation of ROPAL to the satisfaction of Ghanaians abroad among others.
The leaders of the Ghanaian groups at the forum made a commitment to reorganize and present a framework that would guide the formation of the Ghana Union by the end of the first quarter of the year (2018).
“I will engage all the leaders of the various groups and we would convene a meeting. I can assure you that by the end of march we would have a positive story to tell about the formation of the Ghana union”, Emmanuel Dankyi Appah , a member of the Akan association in Denmark assured.
Ambassador Amerley was very satisfied with the efforts by the Ghanaian community in Denmark to form a united umbrella union and was confident that before the end of this year, the union would have been formed.