Payment of reparations to African slaves long overdue- Akufo-Addo‬ charges

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The president of the republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made some comments on the non payment of trans Atlantic slave trade reparations due Africans who were enslaved.

In a speech, the president lamented on how reparations that were due African slaves after the slave trade raid was not paid but rather slave masters were offered payments amounting to several million pounds.

President Akufo-Addo said “When the British ended slavery, all the owners of enslaved Africans received reparations to the tune of twenty million pounds sterling, the equivalent today of twenty billion pounds sterling, but enslaved Africans themselves did not receive a penny.”

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For many, it is quite incomprehensible that the slave masters who maltreated their African slaves have been paid ahead of the slaves who were the actual victims.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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