The purpose of this study is to gain insight into African immigration to the Canada and the U.
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While African immigration to Canada and the U. The increasing African presence could be attributed to a number of factors that include changes in the immigration laws of both countries and better opportunities that constituted pull factors, the deteriorating socio-economic and political conditions in Africa that have conspired to push many Africans to seek better opportunities in the West, and the increasing xenophobia in Europe, the traditional destination of choice for most African immigrants.
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Despite their increasing numbers, however, not many studies have been undertaken on African immigrants in Canada and the U. Drawing on census information and data gleaned from two surveys conducted in Canada and the U.
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Dr Apraku said it was decided after the meeting that he should proceed to Ghana to join in the struggle for democratic change that had started and to provide an economic input into the agenda for change. Consequently, he said, he took a one-year sabbatical leave from the University of North Carolina and came to Ghana, where he served actively on a research committee that wrote the constitution, the manifesto and selected the name and symbol of the party, now the NPP.
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On his international achievements, Dr Apraku told the delegates that it was in that he was appointed by the United Nations UN as one of the team leaders to a UN Election Monitoring Team to South Africa to help prepare and conduct the first all-race democratic elections. He said he distinguished himself in the six months he spent there and received the highest staff evaluation there. The presidential aspirant said after being acknowledged by the UN for his high leadership and professional skills on his return from South Africa, he was again sent to Croatia to help in the reconstruction efforts of the UN after the war.
He said he was initially selected as an economic officer and eventually appointed as the head of the economic reconstruction unit. He added that after the elections, he was appointed by President Agyekum Kufuor as the Minister of Trade and Industry. Dr Apraku said at that ministry, he truly demonstrated his commitment to the development of the private sector. He said he established and operationalised the Export Development and Investment Fund, which provides credit to the private sector operators, especially those in the export sector.
The MP said he restructured the Ghana Export Promotion Council which gave an added impetus for export of non-traditional products. He added that initiative increased the non-traditional exports by about 20 per cent each year between and