A Ghanaian and two Nigerians secured up Trinidad and Tobago for different migration offenses, are set to recapture their opportunity after President Akufo-Addo's mediated.
The Ghanaian, Musa Ibrahim, was captured by outskirt organization authorities of Trinidad and Tobago while going via ocean with his kid to neighboring Venezuela. Upon his capture, they mentioned that he called his better half to appear at the migration office to demonstrate that he had ties in Trinidad and Tobago. At the point when his better half reacted to the solicitation, the authorities gave the couple's girl over to her and detained the man.
Nana Akufo-Addo who is on a 5-day voyage through the Caribbean area, begged Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, to exculpate the foreigner when the two chiefs held a respective gathering as a feature of his visit.
“I have one piece of good news; the Ghanaian who is in jail for immigration problems, Prime Minister Rowley has assured me that he is going to be released. This is in honour of my visit,” he announced to the Ghanaian community.
Little was said about the two other West African nationals who additionally profited by the visit however the Ghanaian pioneer educated the get-together that they will likewise be discharged and incorporated into the network and permitted to remain.
The President additionally prompted Ghanaians who intend to visit the Island with a populace of 1.3 million, to regard the laws of that nation and live gently with the general population.
“You can come into this country visa-free. There is no need, therefore, to get on the wrong side of the immigration authority. If you come [here and you want] to stay, go through the process and stay…” he advised.
Year of Return
The voyage through the Caribbean is a piece of endeavors to advance the 'Time of Return' - the occasion being arranged by Ghana to check the 400th commemoration of the primary recorded entry in America of West African slaves.
The year 2019 imprints the 400-year commemoration of the primary recorded entry, in 1619, of the initial twenty (20) oppressed Africans in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which was to turn out to be a piece of the United States of America, starting the absolute most brutal scenes in mankind's history – the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and bondage.
President Akufo-Addo stretched out welcome to the general population of Trinidad and Tobago to visit Ghana in this 'Time of Return.'
As per President Akufo-Addo, Ghana perceives its one of a kind position as the area for 75 percent of the slave cells based on the West bank of Africa, through which the slaves were transported, including that "we have an obligation, and we do expand a hand of welcome back home to Africans in the diaspora."
The President, consequently, was confident that "the year would demonstrate to be an upbeat and learning background all round for us all, particularly in certifying our assurance that never again should the African people groups grant themselves to be exposed to such dehumanizing conditions, sold into bondage, and have their opportunities abridged so as to develop persuasively nations other their own."
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, June 13, 2019, when he tended to the media after he had respective exchanges with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley.
After the dispatch of the 'Time of Return' in Washington D.C., Ghana proceeded with the December 2018 Full Circle Festival, including more than 70 African American famous people visiting Ghana to reconnect with their genealogical legacy.
Furthermore, the Home Coming and Investment Summit, the African-American Investment Forum, the Pan-African and Emancipation Day Celebrations, the durbar from Jamestown to Jamestown, the Film Festival, and the Full Circle Festival are a portion of the exercises that will be held to honor the year-long occasion.
"The celebration should empower us, in the African Union, to merge and reinforce our connections with our Sixth Region, for example the African Diaspora of the alleged 'New World', which have laid to some degree torpid, and make operational and stretch out the Free Movement Protocol to those in the Diaspora looking to resettle in Africa," the President pushed.