Immigrants bring energy and innovation to the U.S. – Dr. Essien
by Kofi Ayim
Dr. Victor Essien, a Ghanaian attorney in New York City has pointed out that immigrants bring energy and innovation to the U.S. He made this observation Ghana@60 celebrations organized, for the first time, by the New York City Council.
Buttressing his assertion with success stories of first generation Ghanaian inventors and innovators such as Dr. Victor Lawrence and Dr. Thomas Mensah with patents, Dr. Ohene Frimpong, in the field of medicine and Prof. Kwabena Boahen in the field of neuromorphic computing among others, the community conspicuous attorney inferred that the US has benefitted from immigrants and anything otherwise cannot be factual.
In a welcome address City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson recounted the role and contributions of the over thirty thousand people of Ghanaian descent that live in the City. Dr. Yaw Nyarko of the New York University and Ms. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. were honored by the City Council. Ambassador Pobee dedicated her award to women and pointed out that her current position is a testament to the heights Ghanaian women have attained.