- An American, Sicley Williams, has been playing a key role in the relocation of African-Americans to Ghana
- Her move coincides with the Year of Return agenda set by the current government and targeted at African Americans
- Williams has been involved in the act for a while now and adds that coming to Ghana has been a healing process for her
Sicley Williams relocated from Atlanta in the United States of America (USA) to Ghana in the year 2017.
She has been a significant player in the “Year of Return” agenda set by the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration.
According to her, coming to Ghana has been a contributor to the healing process for her as it helped reduce if not eliminate her ancestral trauma.
International news portal bbc.com reports that Williams revealed she now assists other African-Americans to relocate to Ghana.
This, meanwhile, coincides with Ghana’s decision to welcome African-Americans abroad with open arms.
The year of return is a conscious attempt to mark 400 years of the arrival of African slaves in the USA.
YEN.com.gh understands that the USA is also marking the event and Congress has set up a special commission to review 400 years of African-American history.
The event, scheduled to take place in 2019 will have senior African-Americans in Congress playing various roles.
Williams has met with and interacted with a US Congress delegation which is touring the Elmina castle.
The castle once served as a place to hold slaves before they were moved across the Atlantic ocean.
She reveals that touring such sites is more often than not, a “heavy” experience.
This, she explains, is because, she is compelled "to deal with ancestral trauma that sometimes you don’t realize you have until you go to these sites".
She believes that the trauma could be transmitted from one generation to another till you lose sight of its significance.
In other news, Ghanaian international, Mubarak Wakaso, has opened up about his retirement from the Black Stars.
Wakaso has ruled out any possibility of hanging his boots with the national team despite the early exit from AFCON 2019.
Before the start of the competition, winger Christian Atsu revealed some of the current players would quit if the Black Stars failed to win the competition.
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