About 250 diasporans were welcomed at James Town Accra by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as part of the Year of Return celebration in Ghana. The Group was led by Mr. Johnson NAACP President and Danny Glover a Hollywood actor.
The Year of Return is the Brain Child of the President, and has proved highly successful in bringing diasporans from United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, the Carribean and other countries.
Dr. Thomas Mensah, Fiber Optics Inventor, Nanotechnology Expert and Founder of Silicon Valley of Ghana, presented the President with a Copy of his new Book, The “Right Stuff Comes in Black Too”, African Edition. He also gave the President a Tee Shirt and a Base Ball Cap, emblazoned with the words-The Right Stuff Comes in Black Too.
The Book demonstrates “the can do spirit of people of colour” and emphasizes that people of African origin can do great things starting with Imhotep the Architect and Designer of the Pyramids in Egypt over 2000 years ago to Modern Day leaders and Heads of States in Africa, Leading Inventors, Scientists and Engineers, Top Athletes, Top Entrepreneurs like Aliko Dangote , Oprah Winfrey and Heads of Fortune 500 Companies, etc.
This Book with the Foreword Penned by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will be launched at Manhyia palace by Otumfuo himself in the First week of October.
A Mahogany Akan stool will house the book which will be delivered by a drone from the sky to land at Manhyia grounds. History and Tradition will meet 21st Century Technology, with Symbolism like the actual Golden Stool that descended from the sky to unite the Ashanti Kingdom under Osei Tutu I.
The destination is Ghana in this year of return for Blacks in the Diaspora and those on the continent of Africa to reconnect, and renew their kinship. The spirit of the continent is rising higher uniting all its children no matter where they reside in the world in this year of return as they meet in great numbers to affirm their common ancestry.
The Traditional Chiefs in Accra area also welcomed the diasporans with drums music and dancing at James Town with the Light House in the background as a mark of history. A great sight as sons and daughters of Africa separated by historic events greet each other, hug and unite once more.