President Akufo-Addo has quoted a line from late Jamaican Rastafarian reggae legend to make a case for why blacks all over the world must come back home to Africa.
Many Ghanaians donot know the Reggae
side of president Akufo-Addo but Akufo-Addo speaking at the maiden edition of
the Essence Global Economic Forum at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel yesterday
said there is a line from Peter Tosh that he cant stop repeating.
“It should be obvious to all
black people in the world by now that their dignity and standing are
intricately bound up with the dignity and standing of Africa. That iconic
Jamaican musician, Peter Tosh, put it quite succinctly. He said and I quote, a
quote I will never be able to seize to repeat, “Don’t care where you come from,
as long as you are a black man, you are an African.” We need each and every one
of us gathered here to join hands in delivering progress and prosperity to our
continent,” President Akufo Addo stated.
“The vision is of a black
world on both sides of the Atlantic which leverages hard work, enterprise,
creativity and innovation to engage in mutually beneficial trade and investment
cooperation that will guarantee the prosperity of black people the world over,”
President Akufo Addo added.
About Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert
McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician.
Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the
band the Wailers (1963–1976), after which he established himself as a
successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987
during a home invasion.