From Sebastian R. Freiku
An 11-member Israeli delegation has visited Kumasi in response to the “2019 Year of Return” declaration by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is a major landmark of the spiritual and birth-right journey of Africans in the diaspora to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first African slaves.
The delegation, while in Kumasi, called on the Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, and shared ideas in the areas of health, organic agriculture and music.
The spokesperson for the delegation, Sar Ahmadiex, lauded the President for proclaiming this year as The Year of Return for diasporans.
Mr. Sar Ahnadiex disclosed that Israel had contributed to the development of seven communities in Ghana.
He cautioned Ghana against the influx of foreigners to ensure the security of the people.
While welcoming the delegation to Kumasi, Osei Assibey indicated that the expertise of the Israelis in agriculture was welcome, noting that value would be added to raw materials under the new system of farming to boost the economy and enhance the Ghana Beyond Aid mantra.
The Kumasi Mayor charged the delegation to finalise farming proposals, and assured them that the Ashanti Region was ready to undertake the new farming venture to benefit local farmers to increase yields and incomes and the value chain in Agriculture.
The Metro Chief Director, Mr. Samuel Donkor, called on the delegation to bring a formal proposal to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) towards the formation of a strong alliance.