Ghana Honors Jamaican Rita Marley with Citizenship

Jamaican Rita Marley is being honored by Ghana with citizenship. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Jamaican Rita Marley is being honored by Ghana with citizenship. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

The Jamaican Observer is reporting that Rita Marley, widow of pop icon Bob Marley, was made an honorary citizen of Ghana on August 1, which is the country’s Emancipation Day.

The author writes that Dr. Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission for the African Union’s Diaspora Africa Forum said:

“We are thrilled to see the Ghana government recognising the tremendous contribution Nana Rita has made to Ghana socially as well as economically. This is a historical day for those of us from the Diaspora.”

Rita Marley has lived in Ghana for nearly 20 years and has been involved in organizing Africa Unite concerts.  The author adds:

“Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, Ghana’s deputy minister of foreign affairs and regional integration, agreed: ‘Indeed Mrs. Rita Marley continues to leverage her unique name recognition to showcase Ghana and talk up Ghana’s pan-Africanist role and tourism potential at every opportunity,’ he said.”

Marley will receive a Ghanaian passport.

Read more at Jamaican Observer.
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1 comment

  1. pebbles

    Oh well bless her, love rita marley she has been my inspiration my whole life. Ive read and studied her for years. Ive never seen a woman so peaceful and loving to people from all walks of life. I truly believe that bob marley saw something special in her, some people are angels come to be among us in the form of humans. with bob marley’s numerous affairs he still wanted to stick by rita, as they say blood is thicker than water.

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