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Ghana inspired by India’s success with diaspora

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Accra: Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment and Science and Technology said Ghana wants to learn from India’s experience in harnessing the power of the diaspora.

At a ceremony to mark India’s 67th Republic Day, Ayariga said India’s relationship with diaspora dates back to 1890 when the first Indian landed on the shores of Gold Coast Ghana’s pre-independence name.

He said that since then the Indian diaspora has helped to contribute to the development of New Delhi’s economy.

Even before a formal diplomatic relationship was established with India after independence in 1957, New Delhi set up a Consul General in 1953, he said and thanked India for the number of scholarships it provides to both students and government employees from Ghana.

Indian High Commissioner Jeeva Sagar said over 25 million Indians in the diaspora have helped to enrich culture and economies across the globe.

Sagar said since its independence, Ghana had emerged “victorious at every challenge thrown at her”, adding the country had become the model for stability, peace and rule of law guided by the spirit of democracy on the African continent.

Stating that Ghana had to deal with a few developmental issues in recent years, he said: “Ghana has the resilience and institutional strength to overcome the challenges of recent times.

“Such challenges are an inevitable phase in the life of every developing nation that endeavours to build a better tomorrow for her people.”(IANS)(image-ghanaembassy)

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Franco Mulakkal, bishop of the Indian city of Jalandhar, center, whom a nun has accused of rape, leaves after appearing for questioning by police in Kochi, India, Sept. 19, 2018. The bishop has denied the accusation. VOA

Indian police on Friday arrested a Catholic bishop accused by a nun of repeatedly raping her over a period of two years.

The arrest of Franco Mulakkal came after police questioned him for three days in southern Indian city of Kochi.

The nun with the Missionaries of Jesus order filed a police complaint in June accusing the bishop of raping her from 2014 to 2016.

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Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, in the southern state of Kerala, India. VOA

Mulakkal is the bishop of the northern Indian city of Jalandhar. He denied the accusations, saying the nun was angry because he had ordered her disciplined.

Police Officer Hari Sankar told The Press Trust of India news agency that Mulakkal would appear in court.

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Dozens of nuns, activists and advocates have protested outside a court, demanding his prosecution. (VOA)

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