The Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has inaugurated the Past the Return Steering Committee to kick get started the 10-year task.
The ‘Beyond the Return‘- a ten years of African Renaissance (2020-2030), is the comply with up to the effective ‘Year of Return’ Ghana 2019 venture.
The Undertaking positioned Ghana as the chosen spot for the African Diaspora and gave a huge increase to tourism, spreading its rewards throughout several businesses inside of its intensive price chain.
The Steering Committee has institutional illustration from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Lifestyle Ghana Tourism Authority Place of work of Diaspora Affairs Panafest Basis African American Association of Ghana Ministry of Nationwide Safety Ministry of Overseas Affairs Ghana Police Service Ghana Expenditure Advertising Centre and Ghana Immigration Support.
Mrs Oteng-Gyasi stated ‘Beyond the Return’ sought to consolidate the gains from the ‘Year of Return’ and expand Ghana‘s tourism – showcase its investment decision probable and solidify its Diaspora engagement programmes above a decade.
It would also provide as a springboard to propel Ghana‘s resourceful sectors to satisfy its developmental aims.
“Given its expected outcomes, ‘Beyond the Return’ has to be a cross sectoral coordinated programme, which finally, should carry large the image of Ghana, create and broaden economic opportunities and forge a much better bond with the African Diaspora and the Global African relatives,” she stated.
The Ministry, thus, reached out to all the organizations and persons to represent the Committee, with the GTA turning into the Coordinating agency, in purchase to participate in a essential job in making certain the results of the undertaking.
Mrs Oteng-Gyasi said the Committee had been charged to appear at the programmes that would be powerful for the “Beyond the Return” venture and submit for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial-Committee.
For each the project strategy, it would stand on 7 pillars, hence, the Committee would have layout programmes for just about every.
The pillars are: Expertise Ghana Invest in Ghana Brand Ghana Rejoice Ghana Pathway to Ghana Give Again to Ghana and Boost Tourism and Heritage Property.”
“We recognise that for this yr, mainly because of the scenario that we have, we may possibly not be capable to have programmes that would entail public gatherings and so as you perform, you must get that into thought and come out with possible programmes that we might be capable to implement for the next 50 percent of this calendar year,” the Minister mentioned.
The Minister expressed self confidence in the team’s dedication and dedication, and certain them of the Ministry’s aid to efficiently execute the assignment.
Mr Kwame Boateng, a Board member of the Ghana Tourism Authority and Co-Chairman of the Committee, expressed appreciation to the Minister for the self esteem reposed in them, stating they would innovate amid dwelling with Covid-19, to come to be prosperous.
“We are likely to be ground breaking, consider contemporarily and we know that with the devotion and devotion victory would be ours and we would realize success in bringing glory to Ghana,” he said.
Mr Akwasi Awua Ababio of the Business of the Diaspora Affairs, Jubilee House, is the co-chair of the Committee.
Other members incorporate Mr Yofi Grant, Ghana Expense Advertising Centre Dr. Sayibu Pabi, Deputy Commissioner of Law enforcement Madam Khadijah Iddrisu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr John Agbeko, Main Director, MOTAC and Madam Dentaa Amoateng and Professor Esi Sutherland of the PANAFEST Foundation.
Madam Jessica Ayivor , AAAG Mr Ekow Sampson GTA Mr Ben Anane Nsiah, GTA Madam Roberta Dawson Amoah, GTA Mr Lawrence Coffie Azumah, Ministry of Countrywide Protection Madam Edith Arhin, Ghana Immigration Services and Madam Amy Appiah Frimpong, Countrywide Theatre are the other members.