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Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s Widow is Now a Ghanaian Citizen

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The widow of Reggae legend Bob Marley was honored with the Ghanaian citizenship by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Nov 27th, 2019. 

The ceremony was part of the series of activities commemorating the ‘Year of Return’.

Rita Marley, who is now 73-years-old, is officially a citizen of Ghana. She was one out of 126 Africans who were presented with the status. President Akufo approved the application of the African-American diasporans. 

Rita Marley has deep love for Ghana and has been supporting Ghana through her Foundation, “The Rita Marley Foundation” for over a decade. She’s participated in projects that enhance the educational system. Including scholarships and constructing new schools for Ghana’s youth. 

The President urged them to “respect and abide by the laws of Ghana; live in accordance with the tenets of Ghana’s Constitution; and guard jealously the country’s image.”

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