Ghana has pledged to contribute significantly towards building bridges of cooperation with the diaspora in order to attract maximum benefits to the country.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Akwasi Agyeman who joined six state Attorneys of the United States at a panel discussion on “Beyond the Return” during the AGA – Africa Conference which was held in Accra last week, told the group that the country would position itself to reap the gains with contacts and networks it has created with the diaspora.
Prior to the panel discussion, the CEO delivered a presentation on the BEYOND THE RETURN Project which is geared towards sustaining the gains of the Year of Return. He made mention of pillars of support for the project which includes; Investments, Heritage Sites improvements, Branding Ghana, Birthrights Journeys amongst others.
Among the six state Attorneys include; Letitia James, AG – New York, Karl Racine, AG – Washington, DC, Denise George, AG – Virgin Islands, Keith Ellison, AG – Minnesota, Aaron Ford, AG – Nevada, Kwame Raoul, AG – Illinois
The two – day international conference organized by the Attorney General Alliance (AGA – AFRICA) a US – based organisation, is on the theme: “Tackling the reality of transnational crime in Africa – Cross border solutions and international co – operation”.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the AGA to tackle issues of Responsible Tourism and jointly promote objectives of Beyond the Return.