Copy cat: Benin launches 'Gate of Return' after Nigeria launched 'Door of Return'

Copy cat: Benin launches 'Gate of Return' after Nigeria launched 'Door of Return'

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates Benin has joined Nigeria after it took the initiative to follow suit in the Diaspora-targeted program aimed at bringing African-Americans back to their roots.

Benin has however launched their own home ‘Gate of Return’.

According to the report of their official website, the Gate of No Return Marathon and Festival will be held in 2020/21 in Benin, West Africa.

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The event aims to help heal the wounds that slavery left behind by reconnecting the descendants of those trafficked with their motherland, and to encourage the rediscovery of family roots, history and culture.

Benin’s move follows Nigeria’s recent ‘Door of Return’ announcement and launch.

They have successfully learned something positive from Ghanaians.

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In other news, Head of the Accident, Emergency and Orthopaedic Department, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Frederick Kwarteng, has called for an outright ban of the operations of Okada riders in the country.

Dr Kwarteng said, that, would reduce the rate of accidents and casualties caused by commercial motor riders, popularly called “Okada riders”.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, he said the ban had become necessary as the number of road traffic accidents caused by Okada men kept becoming rampant, and got worse during the Christmas festive season.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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