Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson
Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
Cardinal Priest of St. Liborius
Oct 11, 1948
Oct 21, 2003
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English Cardinal Appiah Turkson appeals to Ghanaians abroad to come home
Feb 10, 2010

Accra, Feb. 1, GNA - Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson, Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Coast, has appealed to educated Ghanaians living abroad to come home to contribute their quota toward socio-economic development of the country.


Cardinal Appiah Turkson, who is also the President of the Pontification Council for Justice and Peace Vatican in Rome, said highly skilled young professionals are heading toward developed countries, where quite a number were already working; creating what is popularly called the "brain drain."


He was speaking on Monday at a ceremony organized by Taylor and Taylor Company Limited (TTCL) to commission an ultra modern building for the company in Accra.


TTCL is a private Ghanaian company which manufactures, refurbishes and supplies medical equipments to clients throughout the country.


Cardinal Appiah Turkson observed that poor working conditions and the lack of opportunities for career advancement were factors that pushed many qualified Ghanaians to seek greener pastures abroad but he maintained that the Ghanaian could succeed with determination and proper planning in his own land.


He lauded the management of TTCL for their innovative ideas and business initiatives and encouraged other Ghanaians to imitate their example.


Cardinal Appiah Turkson alluded to the initiatives of exemplary educated and skilled Ghanaians in the country who had returned after pursuing higher education abroad and appealed to others to return home to pay back what was invested in them.


The new ultra-modern building is equipped with a conference room, storage facility, clinical laboratory, restaurant and bars and a lecture hall to train technicians and field engineers.

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