Africa: Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism expands National Steering Committee on “Beyond The Return”

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Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has expanded the National Steering Committee on “Beyond The Return” launched on 27th May, 2020.

According to a press release by the ministry, it said the expansion is to bring on board additional subject matter experts to aid the committee in it works.

New members added to the steering committee, include: Rabbi Kohain Nathanyah Halevi, University Pan-African Diaspora Coalition of Ghana, Cape Coast; Geddy Laryea, Media Majque & Research Systems, Accra; and Stella Appenteng, Governing Council member and past President of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF).

Beyond the Return” is a follow-up to the successful “Year of Return” Ghana 2019’ campaign which commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia in 1619. The landmark campaign also celebrated the resilience of the African over the past 400 years and welcomed all people of African origin to return to Africa especially Ghana.

Beyond the Return is a 10-year project under the theme, “A decade of African Renaissance – 2020-2030” and will be built on 7 pillars.

It will provide a platform for engagements among the people of African descent, wherever they may currently be living.
The project and its pillars will be officially unveiled in June 2020.

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