After what has largely been described as a successful ‘Year Of Return’ campaign, the government has launched ‘Beyond The Return’ project to galvanise the gains made in 2019.
The Year Of Return campaign spanning January to December brought over 200,000 blacks and Africans in the Diaspora to Ghana.
The success of the initiative with its concomitant investment has compelled the government to launch another project to maintain the momentum and enthusiasm of the visitors.
At a ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo explained ‘Beyond the Return’ is to “engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in areas such as trade and investment co-operation, and skills and knowledge development.”
“Let us all remember that the destiny of all black people, no matter where they are in the world, is bound up with Africa. We must help make Africa the place for investment, progress and prosperity, and not from where our youth flee in the hope of accessing the mirage of a better life in Europe or the Americas,” he said.
“The first half of the 21st century should consolidate this development, and see the growth of modern, prosperous, technologically-advanced nations, within a united Africa, which would make a reality of the dream of the 21st century as the African century, and bring dignity and respect to black people all over the world,” the President said.