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20 Africa-Americans return to Ghana with big cash to spend

botchway November 8, 2019
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From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi

A group of 20 individuals of African descent born in the United States of America have arrived in the country to experience the historical and cultural significance of a tour dubbed “RETURN TO AFRICA”.

The group would tour key West African countries to mark 400 years of African Americans enslavement and survival in the Americas.

The visiting African Americans, led by Makresha McFashion Reneau, an author, screen-writer and movie producer, a phenomenon in Los Angeles, California, who is making her fifth visit to Ghana, stopped in Kumasi to a welcome event yesterday.

The group would explore investment opportunities in Kumasi and the Ashanti Region at this Year of Return during the 10-day stay in Ghana.  They will make an economic impact by launching and showcasing 11 projects valued at $500,000 in Ada in the Greater Accra Region, and Kumasi and Heman in the Afigya Kwabre District.

The projects include Legacy “Shoes that Touch the Soul”; Desks for Champions, Shining the Light” and a pantry where 100 families would be fed; “Brown Boys Project” Personal Hygiene and Care Packages for the girls, as well as renovate the Hemang D/A Junior High School and provide mono desks to six classrooms.

These projects are intended to deliver thousands of shoes, underwear, solar lamps, soccer balls, and school supplies to children in Ada, Kwabre and Atasemanso to ensure the children have shoes to wear to school, desks, and seats to learn in school, considered to be paramount in the education of children and change lives.

The group is connected to Ghana by Bridge-To-Africa Connection Inc. a non-profit organisation dedicated to investing in education and health initiatives to empower children and women in Ghana and Africa.

The group is also expected to attend the first-ever Kumasi Jazz Festival, sponsored by Bridge-To-Africa Connection, at the IKE’s Bar & Grill on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

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