Year of Return: 30 African-Americans received massively in Ghana

Year of Return: 30 African-Americans received massively in Ghana

- 30 African-Americans have arrived in Ghana

- The massive return has been part of the celebrations marking the 'Year of Return'

- Included among the 30 were great individuals including the son of the popular Marcus Garvey

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African-Americans have been returning to Ghana to mark the 'Year of Return' as 30 new pairs of feet have arrived in the country.

According to a news report cited by YEN.com.gh on UTV, the group included many prominent business owners and top professionals.

Notable among them was the son of the popular Marcus Garvey who is originally from the Caribbean.

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The Year of Return marks exactly 400 years after the first slave ship left the shores of Africa.

The report indicated that the return of the many descendants of the slaves that were carried away in the ships has brought so much fortune to Ghanaians.

Tourist attraction, transportation and other industries have had their share of returns as a by-product of the iconic event taking place.

It is reported that the initiative will continue next year when the 'Year of Return' is over, to look at more sustainable measures that can be put in place to bond the African-Americans with their homelands.

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Hints say it will be called 'Beyond the Return'. Many business partnerships and projects would be undertaken in that regard.

In the video, the African-Americans were massively received with the typical Ghanaian hospitality accompanied by drumming and dancing.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that information available shows that Julius Garvey, son of civil rights leader, Marcus Garvey Jr, has arrived in Ghana.

He was part of a delegation from the United States of America and the Caribbean who have arrived in Ghana as part of the Year of Return celebrations.

YEN.com.gh has learned that plans are in place with respect to business discussions during the course of their stay in the country.

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