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The Year of Return 2019 (all year)

Date:                     Tuesday, January 01, 2019
To:                        Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Venue:                   various locations nationwide
Address:                 
Organiser:              Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA)
Website:                 http://www.yearofreturn.com/

The Year of Return is about 2019 PANAFEST/ Emancipation Day which will mark 400 years of the abolition of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the history of the black man.

It is basically to encourage our brothers and sisters of the African family to return to Ghana and for that matter Africa to invest and help develop their roots.

Underscored by the United States Congress’ recently passed Act, H.R. 1242 – 400 Years of African-American Experience, the Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is the only centrally organized public-private partnership with an African nation commemorating the quatercentenary of the arrival of Africans in the United States.
The Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana leads the steering committee, which is coordinated by The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the Auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration with the PANAFEST Foundation, Cultural Heritage African Tours, and The Adinkra Group. Given Ghana’s longstanding reciprocal relationship with African-Americans and the African diaspora under the banner of Pan- Africanism dating back to Ghana’s Independence, this partnership is both highly appropriate and inspiring.

The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the Slave Trade.

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is leading the project in collaboration with the Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, the Panafest Foundation and the Adinkra Group of USA.

The project is also aimed at making Ghana the focus of activities to commemorate the landing of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies in North America and also to offer huge opportunity to entrench Ghana’s leadership.

Program
(not finalized)

JANUARY 2019
“BRA FIE”
Concert hosted by Damian Marley, Son of Bob Marley
Targeting Caribbean market and local Ghanaian youth involvement. 
FEBRUARY 2019
Back2Africa
Festival to celebrate Black History Month
US music groups performances in Cape Coast Castle and AfricanAncestry.com reveals
MARCH 2019
Independence day activities
Key African American figures to celebrate Independence Day 
APRIL 2019
Heritage Paragliding
Yearly paragliding festival 
JUNE 2019
Homecoming and Investment Summit
Targeting second generation Ghanaians in the diaspora 
JULY 2019
PANAFEST
Promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the continent of Africa itself. See Panafest 2019.
AUGUST 2019
Emancipation/African American Investment
Forum Marking end of slavery in the Caribbean and an African American investment forum. See Emancipation Day 2019.
NOVEMBER 2019
Ghana Carnival
Repositioning Ghana’s Carnival in the world Carnival market 
DECEMBER 2019
Right to Return and Afrochella
A celebration by African Americans who received citizenship in 2016 and Major Youth Carnival in Ghana.


See this article about the Right of Abode and this report on Quartz Africa.

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