The Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit 2019 has been held in Accra.
The homecoming summit is instituted as a biennial event to rally Ghanaians living abroad to dialogue, network and explore economic and investment opportunities in Ghana in furtherance of the President’s Agenda of Ghana beyond Aid.
The 2019 Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit, builds on the previous ones, especially the 2017 event, following the maiden one held in 2001 under the leadership of H.E. John A. Kufuor.
Speaking to the Media at the event, The Director of the Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President, Mr Akwasi Awua Ababio disclosed that’s the aim of the third summit is to highlight and celebrate the various achievements of the Diaspora towards Ghana’s development.
According to him, The Ghanaian Diaspora extends beyond Ghanaian citizens and their immediate relatives living abroad but includes people of African descent and people with a vested interest in the country.
THE DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT POLICY
It is a strategic document to promote constructive commitments between Ghana and its diaspora for the purpose of leveraging mutual benefits. Recently, we consulted Ghanaians in the UK and Germany on the draft policy and deplored an online survey to solicit more views to enrich the document. I am glad to inform you that there is going to be a further opportunity for you in one of our breakout sessions to contribute to the final draft.
tory By: Prince Baffour Asamoah