The Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the African Diaspora Forum, organized a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of George Floyd, inviting African Americans to relocate to Ghana if they feel unwanted in the United States.
Speaking at the ceremony the other day, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi expressed her hope that the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis would put an end to racism not only in the United States, but throughout the world. “Racism in America continues to be a deadly pandemic, and for more than 400 years, our brothers and sisters in the United States of America have longed for a cure.
George Floyd was not the first black to use the phrase: “I can not breathe.” One who condones evil is just as evil as the one who commits it. That’s why it is fair to blame not only Derek Chauvin, but also all his accomplices who killed George Floyd together, ”said Barbara Oteng-Gyasi. Ghana last year opened the country to receive Africans from the diaspora as part of a government initiative called “The Year of Return”.
This year, the government launched the Beyond the Return initiative to help diaspora Africans settle in Ghana and invest in the country’s economy. “We open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. Please take advantage, come home to build life in Ghana, you have a choice, and Africa is waiting for you, ”the minister added.