Ghana Initiative: 2019 “Year of Return”

The African-American community is excited about President Akufo-Addo’s latest initiative: Ghana 2019: “Year of Return”. In social media posts, many expressed interest in visiting Africa for the first time.

In making the announcement President Akufo-Addo said: “Together on both sides of the Atlantic, we’ll work to make sure that never again will we allow a handful of people with superior technology to walk into Africa, seize their people and sell them into slavery. That must be our resolution, that never again, never again!”

Excerpt from a feature on the Ghana Initiative “Year of Return” for African diaspora in Africa Renewal which reports on and examines the many different aspects of the UN’s involvement in Africa, especially within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) working closely with the many UN agencies and offices dealing with African issues, including the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa.

Africans marching in African Day Parade, NYC, credit: Alamy /Richard Levine