The Diaspora African Forum (DAF) has entered into a partnership with one of Ghana’s most trusted real estate developers, Trassaco Group, to build the Diaspora Village. This is a community designed to provide a place where people from the global African diaspora can purchase property to fulfill their needs when relocating to Ghana. Sheerah Homes, who specialize in home development and sustainable construction methods is also working on the project. DAF says the new development is designed to honour our African Heritage while celebrating the traditions of the diaspora journey.
While the project is targeted at people who are moving to Ghana from abroad, DAF says that any continental African is welcome to also be part of the community. This is about celebrating people of African descent coming together in harmony. This year has been recognized as the Year of Return by Ghana and commemorates the 400 years since the first documented ship of enslaved Africans arrived in the United States. The country has staged a full-year calendar of activities to honour the resilience of the global African while extending an invitation to all diasporans to return to the shores of Africa, specifically to Ghana. Many have answered the call and have enjoyed the country so much, they would like to live in Ghana.
“Ghana has always been the most PanAfrican country in the world…” H.E. Dr. Erieka Bennet, Head of Mission at DAF said at the launch. She acknowledged the support of President Nana Akufo-Addo, since his prior post in Foreign Affairs up until his current Presidency, Akwasi Ababio, Director of Diaspora Affairs inside the presidency, Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority and the countless others who have supported the diaspora community. The African Union has also been a strong supporter of their project.
Natalie Omenye, Head of Sales at Trasacco said, “We are grateful to be part of this project and believe that it’s time for the diaspora to have [homes] and live like they live anywhere in the world, we are happy to be part of it, as you already know, [we provide] quality homes and I’m sure everybody involved in this project will feel just like they are at home.”
Mr. Ababio told the press that it’s commonly known that there are people who will cheat potential clients by selling properties that are already owned by someone else, they don’t have lawful right to sell, or they resell it to someone else after they’ve collected the money. As a result, buying property in Ghana can be a daunting experience, especially for someone coming from the diaspora with plans to relocate to Ghana. He said he was very happy that a project like this can give them the confidence that their purchase will mean having a home in Ghana without any complications.
With an official ribbon cutting and a champagne toast, the Diaspora Village was officially launched. Anyone interested in purchasing a home should get in touch with the Diaspora African Forum at +233 302 780 923 or make contact through the website at www.diasporaafricanforum.org.
Written by Ivy Prosper