The Chief Executive Officer of GDA Media Concept and host of the award winning Television program The Stand Point, Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti over the weekend reminded Ghanaians in Manchester, United Kingdom not to assume gaining British citizenship discards their Ghanaian lineage.
She made the comment at the Awards and Dinner Dance event organized by the Ghanaian Union of Greater Manchester to mark the 63rd Independence of Ghana.
She said the reason Ghanaians in the diaspora are well respected is because of their commitment to maintaining their cultural heritage in foreign lands.
Dr Gifty Anti also widely known as Oheneyere Dansoa a Ghanaian Journalist with over 41 awards admonished members of the Ghanaian Union of Greater Manchester not to allow politics and religion to cause division amongst them.
She said extreme caution is needed in political discourses in order not to disturb the peace of the country as the General Election approaches in December 2020.
She summarily rebuked Ghanaian parents who take pride in their kids inability to speak any Ghanaian language describing it as unfortunate trend which could eventually lead to identity lost. She urged parents to take pride in their original language and culture.
Dr Anti encouraged the members to contribute their various expertise to the development of Ghana challenging them to ensign a legacy for future generations.
She mentioned Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Tetteh Quarshie as examples of personalities who had impacted the country returning to Ghana from abroad with the independence fight and the introduction of cocoa seeds to Ghanaian farmers respectively.
Dr Gifty Anti who was a Special Invited Guest at the event decried the habit of some Ghanaians who are quick to denounce their heritage urging members to always remain proud Ghanaians.
She advised the members of the Ghana Union of Greater Manchester to strive for unity saying acrimonies and divisions could destroy the union.
She tasked them to be bold as well as confident in Ghana as they remain to be originally known notwithstanding acquiring other foreign national identities.
The event which was held at the Vermillion Center in Manchester was attended by The Ghana High Commission to the United Kingdom His Excellency Papa Owusu Ankomah and wife, the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Abid Chohan as well as Chiefs cladded with colourful insignia representing the over 20 ethnic communities in Ghana.
Source: Jacob Quarm
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