New York City to name street after Ghanaian-born soldier

New York City to name street after Ghanaian-born soldier

- Officials of the City of New York have revealed plans to honor a Ghanaian born soldier who died in a recent fire outbreak in the Bronx

- Authorities plan on naming a city street after him due to his heroic action

- The late soldier died in a fast moving fire in the Bronx after saving the lives of four others

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Officials of the City of New York, in the USA have revealed that the city plans to honor the Ghanaian-born soldier who died saving others in a recent fire in the Bronx by naming a street after him.

An army man in his uniform

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On December 28th, American media reported that a Ghanaian-born soldier named Emmanuel Mensah, was among 13 victims of a fast moving fire that occurred in the Bronx, New York, but only after he saved four other people's lives.

Since the fatal fire, Emmanuel Mensah has since been referred to as a hero, with many using his story to respond to recent comments by US President, Donald Trump, referring to African countries as "shitholes".

Now almost a month after, Officials of the City of New York have revealed plans to name a street in honor of the heroic soldier who died trying to save others.

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The new development was announced by City Councilman Ritchie Torres, along with other community and religious leaders, who also announced that more than $300,000's worth of donations had been raised for families of victims of the fire.

Emmanuel Mensa's father, Mr. Kwabena Mensah, 62, speaking to the media the New York Daily News, said that the move would honor the grieving family.

That is going to be nice on his legacy. He will be remembered forever. He’s gone, but when I see the street with his name on it, that will put me in a good mood. Naming a street after him will keep him here forever.” He said.

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