Rita Marley, the wife of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, has been granted Ghanaian citizenship. Marley was among the 126 Africans in the diaspora to whom President Akufo-Addo granted Ghanaian citizenship on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

According to the Ghanaian president, this act is part of a series of activities he initiated in honor of the diaspora. “I urged them to respect the laws of Ghana; live according to the principles of the Ghana Constitution; and jealously protect the image of our country. He said elsewhere.

The gesture is in Article 10 of the Citizenship Act (2000). This is at least what can be learned from the information published by the local media. Her dual nationality as a Ghanaian and Jamaican is the first of its kind to be granted to a diasporan after several years of struggle.

Rita Marley has been granted Ghanaian citizenship along with several other people in Ghana. In total, 126 people from the diaspora benefited from this privilege granted by the Ghanaian Head of State.

“Last week, I conferred Ghanaian citizenship on 126 of our friends and relatives of the African diaspora, who have been living with us for many, many years,” President Akufo-Addo said in a text written during the occasion.

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Having spent 10 years in the country where she has distinguished herself by her many actions in favor of education, Rita Marley is now a Ghanaian citizen.

According to the media, her foundation, called Rita Marley, usually offer scholarships available to young people. She has also contributed to the construction and renovation of classrooms in Ghana. So many actions that would probably have militated in her favor of obtaining Ghanaian citizenship.

born 25 July 1946), is a Cuban-born Jamaican singer and the widow of Bob Marley. Rita Marley who is now 71 years old was also a recipient of the 2019 Reggae Icon Award the Jamaican Government.

By Subiru Madina