YEAR OF RETURN, PROS AND CONS, BENEFITS TO GHANA AND ITS EFFECT ON THE NPP IN 2020 ELECTIONS.

In September 2018, in Washington D.C, the president of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo – Addo officially declared August 2019 as “year of Return”.

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The “Year of return “, is an initiative by the Ghana government to give room for Africans abroad to embark on a birth-right journey to visit Africa.

Especially Ghana, in remembrance of the early batch of Africans who were persuasively sent from Africa to the united states of America to go through times of agony, denial and embarrassment, four hundred (400) years ago.

 

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It is believed that, the idea of inviting Africans from the diaspora will serve a union between the Africans on the continent and their families across the globe.

Addressing the media, the chief executive officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority,

Mr Akwasi Agyeman made the public aware of some benefit this event has brought to the Ghanaian economy and its relationship with the developed countries.

He said that, the year of return has contributed to an increase in the economy of Ghana in the sense that,

a lot of ‘Black’ Americans have visited the country as a result, profits have been made into tourist sites, airlines, guesthouses, arts and eateries.

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Also, apart from it being a year of visitation and commemoration, Ghana is likely to gain recognition in terms of tourism internationally.

However, with all the above-mentioned merits, there could be some glitches, taking into consideration the larger effect on the economy.

Thus, inflation could be activated in the local economy since services made to foreigners are increased with the mindset that foreigners are rich and this could affect the

 

New Patriotic Party Negatively in the 2020 election.

Whatever the outcome of the election next year, one thing is for sure,

President Akuffo Addo has introduced Ghana to the world in a way that no other Ghanaian Government has ever than…

American actress LisaRaye McCoy was recently enstooled as the Queen Mother for Development of Women of Agona Kwanyanko (Central Region of Ghana). Chieftaincy in Africa is very prestigious  and must be held as such.

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Ghana Map – Photo Credit: GIS Ghana

 

Ghana has 16 Regions namely: 

  • Greater Accra Region – Accra
  • Eastern Region – Koforidua
  • Ashanti Region – Kumasi
  • Ahafo Region – Goaso
  • Central Region – Cape Coast
  • Northern Region – Tamale
  • Upper East Region – Bolgatanga
  • Upper West Region – Wa
  • Volta Region – Ho
  • Bono Region – Sunyani
  • Oti Region – Dambai
  • North East Region – Nalerigu
  • Savannah Region – Damango
  • Bono East Region – Techiman
  • Western North Region- Sefwi Wiawso
  • Western Region – Sekondi

Even though there no title such as ‘Queen Mother’, there are of course chiefs and queen mothers in many villages and small townships, who are highly respected.

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LisaRaye will not reign over Ghana’s Central Region. The Central Region of Ghana about 20 or so towns, she will be the Queen Mother for Development of Women of Agona Kwanyanko one of towns.

Ghanaians are still trying to figure out exactly what’s going on, and are also confused about the ‘The Queen Mother of Ghana’ title.

It is good that LisaRaye will be helping the Women of Agona Kwanyanko.

What puzzles many Ghanaians is the fact that even after many people have corrected her on social media, she still has not edited her post in reflect the correct title.

This has led many Ghana’s to believe that is because she is ignorant of the Ghanaian culture.

Another thing that one of the people we spoke to pointed out was that, the event was on Eventbrite and clearly states queen mother of Agona Kwanyanko  as per the post below

credit Eventbrite

 

LisaRaye knew that before going on Wendy Show and should have mentioned her correct title.

 

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Some Ghanaians are of the view that, is because Lisa Raye doesn’t know anything about Ghana nor the culture, others believe is misunderstanding, misleading and might be miscommunication.

Others believe Ghanaians should take it easy on her, because she is trying to learn more about her African roots as well as the culture in general.

Whatever it is one thing is for sure, when LisaRaye gets to Ghana she will understand  why people were shocked when they watch her interview because there is no such title in Ghana as ‘QUEEN MOTHER”

Did you know that, this is the YEAR OF RETURN in Ghana? 

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We hope she will do a follow up interview to correct her title as The queen mother of Agona Kwanyanko or edit her post to show the correct title.

What do you think about this whole ‘Queen Mother of Ghana’ story… Drop your comments.

The most anticipated beach festival in Ghana, Afro Nation have dropped the fourth wave of artists for its maiden African edition, with no fewer than twelve new artists added to the stacked lineup, including D’Banj 

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 after a history making performance at the debut Portugal edition earlier this year – and R2Bees.

 

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Bringing together the global African community from 27th30th December in Accra, Ghana, the hugely successful European festival,

spearheaded by the likes of Femi Kuti, Davido, WizKid, Burna Boy, Busy Signal, Octavian and many more – which sold out in the space of just 36 hours.

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In addition to D’Banj and R2Bees, the fourth lineup announcement features EfyaFalzFireboyInnoss’b, King PromiseKwesi ArthurMayorkunMoonchild and Navy Kenzo.

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Celebrating all things afrobeats, hip-hop, UK rap, reggae and dancehall, the party on the country’s golden sands will see party goers enjoy celebrations across Ghana’s sun-soaked coastline

 

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surrounded by beach bars and beautiful lagoons.

With the edges of Accra proving a renowned surfers paradise, the gorgeous landscapes pair idyllic laid-back day vibes with raucous evening parties amid the tropical haven.

With Afro Nation playing host to a wealth of A-list stars for its African debut, more details can be found at www.afronation.com.

 

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Afro Nation Ghana ‘are officially a part of the Year of Return, Ghana 2019. An Initiative launched by president Nana Akufo-Addo to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.’⁣⁣

 

 

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Steve Harvey Visits Ghana

Broderick Stephen Harvey is a renowned veteran American TV presenter, actor, radio presenter, comedian, author and producer with an undeniable influence in the United States’ entertainment industry.

His outstanding career has won him numerous legendary awards and honors in the entertainment world.

Notably, he is a four-time winner of the NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, BET Humanitarian Award, 2011 BET Awards.

2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2013 Marconi Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host – Steve Harvey among others.

He is the current host of the famous Miss Universe pageant since 2015 and recently visited the Elmina Castle and Cape Coast in Ghana.

 

 

Harvey was spotted crying when he toured the iconic Elmina Castle on the Cape Coast, Ghana with his family on Friday.

Steve Harvey in Ghana
Steve Harvey in Ghana. Photo Credit: Steve Harvey

The brutality and torture that Africans endured during the era of slavery was too much to bear.

Arguably, no one will visit the Door Of No Return without shedding tears for African ancestors’ courageous endurance.

Notably, in 2009, the former president of the United States, Barrack Obama reflected on this when he – along with his family – visited the dreadful site.

Other tourists often hallucinate the cries ofAfricans in the historic castle...

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While at school, Harvey discovered his talent as he never stopped making colleagues laugh and decided to give it a shot.

His effort was soon rewarded with his first stand-up comedy in 1985 at the Hilarities Comedy Club, Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1990, he made it to the final stage of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search contest to confirm his talent and hard work in bringing himself to limelight in the world of comedy.

This earned him his first job as a TV host with “Showtime at the Apollo.” Following a breakthrough in the stand-up comedy, he was called up to participate in the ABC series, “Me and the Boys” in 1994.

Harvey became the face of the country, a legend and his successful career were enough to open more doors in the entertainment industry.

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He took to radio stations to host numerous events such as the Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud among others.

The humble entertainment mogul has since then hosted the annual event to date…

His visit to Ghana has been a real eye opener for him, his family and friends. The injustices against his ancestors through the horrific slave trade has been a very shocking and humble experience for him…

”May humanity never again perpetuate such injustice against humanity’~ Cape Coast Castle

 

 

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Slavery is one brutal phenomenon associated with the centuries in the past.

The only problem as to why it may preferably not be seen as a socio-economical system is that the Africans accounted for nearly 90% of the victims at this time.

Countries that immensely benefited from slavery includes the Dutch, Britain, Portugal and more. 

For United States of America, as many tobaccos, and cotton industrialist forced Africans and other defenceless tribes to till their soil or get killed.

 

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The Year of Return is a memorable milestone in the history of Africans as it was enshrined to mark the arrival of the first enslaved innocent Africans on American soil (Jamestown, Virginia).

Africans were kidnapped, bought and stolen.

The torture, deprivation, humiliation, raping, beatings, killings suffered in the hands of the slave-master inspire Africans home and in the diaspora to take part in the remembrance of their forefathers.

 

”May humanity never again perpetuate such injustice against humanity’

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The 400th annual remembrance is from 5th through the 14th of August 2019

The Africans of timber and caliber are trooping in to celebrate the flexibility of the victims of the long-lasting Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Notably at the time is the famous“Door of No Return,” 

 

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The dreadful situation of the “Middle Passage” (Atlantic) was enough to take the lives out of the Africans who were boarding a ship for the first time.

It was stated, however, that whoever marched past the fearful Door of No Return as a slave would never set eyes on his or her fatherland until demise.

 

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Africa endured this inhumane act and can live past the traumatic condition of its citizens.

Today, the presumed Door of No Return has become the door of return as many curious Africans have visited the door to imagining the unimaginable torture the slave endured.

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The 2019 celebration promises to bring Ghana to the whole world as one of the popular tourist locations for Africans and the people of the world.

Obama in CAPE COAST CASTLE

This will further improve the economy of the country, and as a result, adequate preparation has been made towards the recipient of tourists across the globe.

 

 

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Africans have returned and sure will continue to make resounding history as their ancestors had paid the invaluable price with their blood and sweat.

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Credit: Ghana Education/History/Schooling In Ghana/Research/First hand Info/ Cape Coast Castle