Accra – May 29, 2019 / Written by Ivy Prosper
Kofi Kingston’s team, along with his mother, Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah, paid a visit to the Ghana Tourism Authority ahead of his arrival on 30th May 2019. In the surprise visit, Mr Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), introduced them to the “Year of Return” Secretariat and members of the GTA team.
It was a warm and unexpected visit as the production crew who will be filming Kingston in a documentary about his life and his homecoming journey to Ghana, extended their greetings to everyone. Discussions about Kofi Kingston’s itinerary were in order and preparations for what to expect over the next few days were also discussed.
Kingston will be in Ghana from 30th May to 2nd June 2019. The WWE Champion hasn’t been to Ghana since 1993 and this trip is expected to be a bittersweet homecoming. When asked why his trip is only four days considering it’s been over 25 years since his last visit, “His schedule,” was the answer given by one of the film producers. His mother said she had hoped he would do seven days, but with his hectic schedule doing live events in different countries, getting four days free to travel was already a challenge.
The next few days will be very exciting for both Kingston and the nation. He exemplifies the level of success many Ghanaians admire. His presence here will be significant because so many people of African descent living in the diaspora have longed to make the same journey. It may inspire many more to experience what Ghana has to offer.