As part of souvenirs for the Year of Return, Ghana 2019 celebrations which commemorate 400year’s since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown Virginia, USA, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture presented a peice of the ‘Year of Return’ cloth to the President, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo as she launched the cloth for the celebration at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The Year of Return forms part of the President’s aim of creating the enabling environments for all Africans in the diaspora to return home #Brafie not only to experience culture, warmth and rhythm but also for business.
The launch of the cloth was part of activities at the opening ceremony at the Ghana Diaspora Homecoming celebrations which is being held at the Conference Centre, under the theme: “Recognising Diaspora contributions towards nation building ” from July 3-6, 2019.
The ‘Year of Return’ cloth which comes in two colours, Black and White were showcased to participants of the summit by Miss Tourism beauty Queens and other models who donned the cloth in different styles including Kaba and slit, shirts, skirts and the traditional “Colar”.
Performing the launch, the Minister of Tourism urged all our African brothers and sister to take a piece with them. Present at the summit was, the Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Akwasi Agyeman and Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President who is the Chairman of the Year Of Return Steering Committee and several Ghanaians from the diaspora partaking in the Homecoming Summit. At the forecourt of the Conference Centre was an ongoing exhibition where people showcased various wares.