President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on Africans to forgive slave masters and heal from the past.
In a briefing by the president, he has entreated Africans to let go of the past in order to heal from it.
His comments centered on the trans Atlantic slave raid which though happened long ago still lives on in the hearts of many Africans.
Issues around the slave trade came up when the conversations on payment of reparations due African slaves was revived.
President Akufo-Addo believes that, we cannot succeed in retrieving payment of reparations with grudges against slave masters.
The President said “The discourse on reparations cannot succeed without emphasis on racial healing. We need to heal from the wrongs of the past in order to capitalise on the opportunities that await us in the future.”
The emphasis on this racial healing seems to have stirred some dialogues among Ghanaians following the President’s speech.