Why I sacrificed my US citizenship in 2008 to contest as MP – Catherine Afeku


Catherine Afeku, who is a former Member of Parliament for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former tourism Minister discloses why she sacrificed her US citizenship in other to contest for a seat in Parliament.

The former MP and Minister for tourism, creative arts and culture of Ghana disclosed the information on why she sacrificed her US citizenship to contest for a seat in Parliament for the NPP in December 2008 election in  Evalue Ajomoro Gwire Constituency during an interview on Accra-based  Metro TV( September 13, 2023).

“This was May 2008 and I was a US citizen for quite a while and that is the ultimate  sacrifice” 

She added “ I read a book before taking that decision ‘General Paton’, it is an American hero, a war general who burns the bridge and goes with the troops, so you cannot go back.So I made up my mind triggered by a visit by the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and Oboshie Sai Coffie, they had come to Atalanta to the Martin Luther king center to meet Ghanaians in the diaspora an I was the one who hosted them doing the emceeing .”

She said a request was made by Oboshie to her that she was needed in Ghana,  “I said For what ? And that was how it started”

She said she could have chosen to stay at the US because her cooperate job was doing very well but then “but that was the trigger, She called and said come and Help you government.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh




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