December 6, 2021
Wakanda-One City of Return Trade Expo opens in Cape Coast
Diasporans have been assured of a warm and ready welcome to a positive experience as they make the decision to connect with Ghana through travel, investments, community engagement, business collaborations and repatriation.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Trade and Industry as Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony of the Wakanda City of Return Trade Expo, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority mentioned that the Ministry of Trade is implementing the Business Regulatory Reforms Strategy, in a bid to establish Ghana as the preferred destination of Foreign Direct Investment in the sub-region.
Critical components of making Ghana an industrialised economy include the famous One District One Factory initiative, Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones initiative and the National Export Development Strategy being driven by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority.
The Wakanda-One City of Return Trade Expo which is running from December 02-13, 2021 in Cape Coast brings together about 160 delegates from the US, the Ghanaian business community, government departments, traditional authorities and media is being organized by the African Diaspora Development Institute under the leadership of Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, former Permanent Representative of the African Union Mission to the USA.
The event forms part of the Wakanda City of Return Project with a specific focus on linking potential investors, facilitating sector presentations to discover areas of interest, supporting women and youth partnerships and developing a comprehensive action plan based on the results of the Expo.
The project is expected to create about 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and open opportunities in Africa and beyond to boost tourism development.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared the year 2019 as the year of return intended to encourage Africans in the diaspora to come to Africa to settle and invest in the continent.
Initiatives such as these are expected to shape and revitalize the continent into the greatness it is destined for, and consequently change the narrative of Africa.