Ghana has called upon black Americans to flee where they feel unwanted. This comes following the rising concern over the ongoing police brutality and racism in the US.
As reported by Newsweek, this call was made by the tourism minister of Ghana Barbara Oteng Gyasi who was speaking during a ceremony in Ghana honoring the late George Floyd who was a victim of police brutality.
In her speech, Gyasi affirmed that Ghana is home and ready to host those who would wish to seek refuge in the western country.
“We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home,” Gyasi said during the ceremony.
Early last year, Ghana launched an initiative dubbed “Year of Return” which was characterized by exciting events with an intention to attract Black communities from different parts of the globe to visit and learn about Africa.
To emphasize his remarks, the tourism minister Gyasi stated that people do not have to live in societies that are clouded by racial tension.
“Please take advantage, come home, build a life in Ghana. You do not have to stay where you are not wanted forever, you have a choice and Africa is waiting for you,” the tourism minister said.
Beyond offering a home for those who wish to relocate to Ghana, the government reiterated its commitment to standing with Americans who fight for justice to be served to police brutality victims.
What Ghana stands to gain from hosting Blacks from different parts of the globe is a boost in their economy which was witnessed the “Year of Return” initiative. Another initiative which will see the economy flourish is the “Beyond the Return” initiative which motivates black to invest in the country.
Beyond these initiatives, another project that caught the attention of many Africans in the plan by the government to build a ‘Wakanda City’ with the purpose of it serving as a pilgrimage for Africans.
According to the team behind this masterpiece of a project, their intention is for the city to be a game-changer and debunk the misconceptions about Africa.
These efforts by the government come at a time when Ghanaians who have been living in Diaspora and later returned home to make a difference have become vocal in sharing their experiences and speak boldly of the pride they have for their country.