Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has launched phase two of the Year of Return dubbed the "Beyond The Return, The Diaspora Dividend" initiative.
The president, in a Facebook post, said there was the need to draw the curtains on the Year of Return.
He added that the time has come to engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent in areas of trade and what have you.
"On Friday, 27th December, 2019, I launched "Beyond The Return, The Diaspora Dividend" initiative.
As we draw the curtains on the "Year of Return", we should now look beyond the return, and build on the dividends chalked. The time has come to engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in areas such as trade and investment co-operation, and skills and knowledge development," the president said.
Social media users have however shown gratitude to the president's initiative
@Andy Bemmah said the president has Ghana and Africa at heart
In fact, this is an exorbitant legacy bestowed upon the country. Vividly, we can now testify that you're indeed a game-changer. You have Ghana and African as a whole in heart. ''The year of return'' is the biggest.
@Abraham Acheampong believe the president is really smart to have thought of this.
Honestly the president get brains soooooo much herh see how strategically getting all our siblings in diaspora together to help build our nation what a president no wonder
@Nanakwame Ofosu-Gyebi said it is a well thought out idea
One of the most successful policies of ur governance.it was really a well thought out idea.kudos to your team.
@Cosmos Antwi believes Akufo-Addo is the best African president
Good bless you Mr president, This show that your one of best president in African continent.
@Chris Brown Boateng believes the president is the Best Ever
God Bless You Mr.President
@Bishups Samuel thinks it is a great initiative
Great initiative......thank you Mr. President for making Ghana a home for our fellow blacks in the diaspora
Meanwhile, American rapper and actor Ludacris, known in private life as Christopher Brian Bridges, has arrived in Ghana as part of the Year of Return celebrations.
It is not yet known when Ludacris arrived in Ghana but he has already paid a visit to the Cape Coast Castle where the first slaves from West Africa were transported from.
A fan who bumped into the rapper at the castle shared a photo with him.
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