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His Excellency Nana Addo Dankway Akufo-Addo, president of the Republic of Ghana, addressing the audience at the Year of Return Launch Program, Sept 2019.
The goal is to get African Americans to return to Ghana and have a transformative experience of connecting with the continent from which they were taken 400 years ago.
The President of Ghana dedicated “the ceremony to the memory of the prodigal son,” because he was lost and found. As the leader of Ghana, the President welcomed the LOST CHILDREN OF AFRICA and PEOPLE OF ANY DESCENT seeking to learn more about the country’s rich history.
He also said he would try to ensure that the acquisition of visas becomes easier.
“I will imagine, that when the return starts, there will not only be people who look like me, and in this nation I hope that America will rise to the point where we glorify in each other’s history,” Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas)
Events surrounding The Year of 2019 include the “Bra Fie” Concert hosted by Damien Marley, son of celebrated reggae artist Bob Marley, a Homecoming and Investment Summit and a Panafest and Emancipation Ghana Carnival.
We too could turn this into both an annual investment Expo and Tourism venture in Barotseland.